In life, sometimes we end up right where we are supposed to be before we even know why. Bill Weir, an anchor for “Nightline,” recently interviewed the world-renowned oncologist Dr. David Agus. He has treated well known patients like Lance Armstrong and Ted Kennedy. Dr. Agus is a believer of many high tech forms of medicine. To help illustrate this point Weir “…volunteered to take a battery of tests, including a full body CT scan, to peer into every nook and cranny.”
When the tests where completed Dr. Agus had some disturbing news for Weir. It was determined by the CT that he has a blocked artery in his heart. Weir was completely caught off guard, and his thoughts quickly turned to his young daughter and his poor food choices over the years.
Months later, the results were reviewed by other doctors and they determined that the plaque in Weir’s heart was minimal. What is he to believe now? After meeting again with Dr. Agus, he continues to contend that this was a life saving diagnostic test for the reporter.
Either way this was an eye opener for Weir. He now has a new understanding of what patients go through on many levels. He also received a wake up call that he needs to change his eating habits and take better care of his body.
What are the chances this reporter would end up on this assignment and that it would include such an eye opening diagnostic test that could potentially change the course of his life?