Surviving Medical Mayhem
by: Loretta Schoen
As Christian women we live in a foreign world where private parts and sexual preferences make it onto Facebook and Instagram; but talking about the frustrations and resentments of balancing babies in diapers and parents in Depends is taboo. Want to clear a room? Just talk about testicular or breast cancer, how your bowels are in an uproar, or that you and your bladder know every clean bathroom in a 100-mile radius of your home. When it comes to discussing medical issues, we are virtually an island unto ourselves. Afraid to ask, fear of knowing and weary of worry – these runaway feelings leave us wondering how we are to survive medical mayhem.