The media blasts out all the warning signs for various diseases but we seldom listen until we get a diagnosis from the doctor. Then we wish we’d listened sooner, before it was too late.
My friend had all the signs of ovarian cancer but refused to pay attention. Just in case you don’t know them, here is the list.
- Abdominal bloating
- Feeling full quickly while eating
- Pelvic or abdominal pain or pressure
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Changes in bowel habits
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Back pain
- Unexplained weight gain or loss.
Common sense tells us that if we have one or more of these symptoms, and it occurs almost daily for more than two or three weeks, we should talk with our doctor.
The Bible is full of warnings too. We’d be wise to pay attention to those as well.
I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. (1 Corinthians 4:14, NIV)
Prayer – Lord, please make common sense part of our thinking today. Amen