Thank Science I'm Alive

I'm still alive. This amazes me at least once a day. Sometimes, I wake up in the middle of the night because my insulin pump tubing twisted around my arm. When this happens, I look down at this little machine and thank science I'm alive. This little mechanical wonder pumps insulin into my body, because scientists and engineers worked together to make this amazing device. To the people who invented the insulin pump, thank you.

Fifteen years ago, I had a tumor the size of a golf ball wrapped around my aorta twice. 
To the surgeon who cracked my chest and spent almost 10 hours carefully removing the entire tumor, thank you. 
To the anesthesiologist who kept me alive through the surgery, thank you.
To the nurses who looked after me, thank you.
To the pharmaceutical companies who created the medications and equipment to make that surgery possible, thank you. 

To my amazing doctors who have kept me alive this long, thank you. I am 15 years into the bonus round of my life, thanks to all of you. I am so grateful people study science instead of theology. If all I had to rely on was hopeful words and salad dressing sprinkled on my forehead, I'd be dead right now. Instead I'm still here, cancer free and amazed. Thank science I'm alive!

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