Thursday, June 18, 2009

How to Stand Waiting for News

A curious thing about waiting: some research I read recently said that people who've recently learned they have cancer are in better shape emotionally and show less physiological sign of stress than those who are waiting to hear their biopsy results.

So when waiting is wearing us down, here's a bold thought: there's no reason to fear, because we're already going through the worst of it. Getting the news, whatever it is, will provide some relief.



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2 comments:

mamie said...

I am a terrible wait-er, sure that this lifetime is about patience for me. I like the idea that the waiting is the hardest part.

Peggy Payne said...

There's no logic to it being the hardest part, but when did logic ever rule?

I'm probably assigned to the same classroom circle as you, Mamie. Instead of Bluebirds and Redbirds, etc., as they call elementary school reading groups,we could be Squirrels or Puppies, maybe Runaway Horses, or some other such impatient creature.