Dave Bachmann, Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Coroner, is in the process of telling his experience with cancer and how that led him to emphasize cancer awareness in his campaign for public office.
Bachmann has just ended up back in the hospital after his Houston pancreatic cancer operation with a serious infection.
“GOD, I GET IT! Please stop this NOW”
…. Within one hour, my fever lifted completely, and I was on my way to beginning my recovery.
Rather than go on and on, I think you get the idea of where I am going with this.
This experience taught me about life…. real life.
What is REALLY important, and what REALLY is not..
It taught me about “PERSPECTIVE!”
In this light, I felt my life was spared for a higher purpose.
However until October of this last year, I was not quite sure what that was. I supposed God would let me know when the time was right.
On October 10th,2007 or so, I found out what that purpose would be.
I’m not a politician. I am a death care provider and caregiver, by nature and training over 30 years.
This opportunity I have before me to put a face on cancer and tell my story of hope, faith and strength when fear had its chance to destroy me, is what I was called to do.
A purpose larger than my own story of survival, but to show all those who have suffered the exact same life experience, that they are never alone, and that if you are willing to fight and never give up, YOU CAN LIVE TO SEE A PURPOSE LARGER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED OF.
It is my hope, that if you are just now finding out about your own “journey,” that my story can inspire you and bring you the strength you will need.
It’s there, just dig deep! I promise, you have it within.
It’s God given.
I have to add that although I have lived through everything that I have described, at times, I still need that “reminder” of “Perspective”.
I have also survived 6 major spinal surgeries, 4 bi-lateral shoulder reconstructions, a total of 17 operations if that weren’t enough reminders?
I will report that, at this moment in time, I can go to any gym and work out with the best of them… well, maybe not all the guys, but for my age group, I’m in better shape than I deserve. I am lucky in that I am totally rebuilt, so I should have about 100 more good years ahead!
Part 5 appears tomorrow.
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