Surgery requires trust. When I was 14 and faced one of my biggest operations of my life to begin to fix my birth defect, my doctor asked if I was nervous. I said yes. He laughed and said, “You get to sleep though the entire process. I am the one who has to work!” I never forgot that, and his words did relax me and make me laugh, too.
If you have done your homework and chosen the best doctor (he was the chief of staff of a prominent New York City hospital), you have to close your eyes and trust that things will turn out well. (That operation was a success when I was 14 years old but my case was complicated. I was a patient in the hospital for 11 months, and had to be home schooled for three years while I had physical therapy five days a week, six hours a day, afterward – but all of it worked so well.)
So on the morning of June 12 last month, I felt like I was doing that exercise you read about by that company called Outward Bound. Participants are brought into the wilderness, and taught many skills, some of them survival skills. One skill is to learn to fall backward into the arms of teammates standing behind you, ready and willing to catch you. It is an exercise that teaches trust. Scary? Yes, but a useful exercise to remind you that that no man is an island and that in life, we all need each other.
Not only must we learn to trust and rely on others, we must be willing to help others when they need our help, too. I was thinking as I waited to go into the operating room that I didn’t need Outward Bound – I was learning this lesson many times over with my many surgeries in life.
My doctor had had a map of where to cut and where to avoid (due to the zillions of tests he had given me prior to this date). After the surgery last month, my doctor shook his head, saying, “Susan, you bled less than the normal patient. It makes no sense.” This result made perfect sense to me. My secret protection came from you.
I made a post on Twitter the night before, and you promised to pray for me during that morning of my surgery – and you did in many numbers. How can I show you the fullness of my appreciation to you, dear reader? I believe deeply in the power of prayer, and I am so grateful for your care and compassionate willingness to help me.
On another note, I want to say I am sorry I was two days late posting July. Many of you offered words of support. After the surgery I slept a lot, which is usually not like me! I think of myself as very energetic person but my body took over and made me sleep.
When I got started writing your July report, I realized I had to tell you about two very complicated eclipses, a solar eclipse in Cancer on July 12, and a full moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius, July 27. (We will have another solar eclipse in Leo on August 11 next month.) Mars and Mercury are in weak retrograde to add to this complicated month.
I had so much to explain to you that my total manuscript topped off at over 40,000 words (divided by 12 signs). I knew you were anxious to read about July, but I can never give you anything less than my best. Of course, we never post some signs and not others – we post when all are finished and ready for everyone to read.
If you would, please send a tweet or post on Facebook to let friends know my July forecast is posted and ready to be read on my website AstrologyZone.com and on my app, “Daily Horoscope Astrology Zone by Susan Miller.”
Thank you again, dear readers. I am so lucky to have your support.