I wasn’t ready

I wasn’t ready.

You practice. You study. You educate yourself. But this one came out of nowhere.

No family history. No symptoms that I recall. Although I may look back and discover something I ignored was indeed an early indicator of a problem.

And then one day, thanks to routine screening for other issues, BAM! Prostate Cancer. Totally caught off guard by that one.

So, how can we use this to focus on our customer?

Expect the unexpected. Be prepared for everything.

Practice your hurricane evacuation route in the dead of winter! Run a fire drill in a rain storm. You may never be ready for everything. But you can’t sit around unprepared either.

I’m back folks. Mentally, it has been a trying few weeks. I can’t guarantee a post every day. Thank you all for your emails and your prayers. 

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10 Responses to I wasn’t ready

  1. BKO says:

    welcome back my friend – although we have missed your blogging – you have been – and will be – close to us in our prayers.


  2. Donna Flanagin says:

    Yes, welcome back. You have been in my thoughts and prayers daily.

  3. Dede Rector says:

    Good post and welcome back! I think even the title of your blog is helpful advice in dealing with cancer – in this case, focus on the customer (you) and your healing; dealing with what is known, and not sweating the unknowns or what if’s because they just distract your healing focus, sap your energy and aren’t “there yet” nor may they ever be. Best wishes in your fight – and thank you for your blog!

    • David says:


      Thank you for being one of the many voices of encouragement. Our paths have crossed for a reason.

  4. Patty Hebert says:

    Welcome back! You’ve been missed. Our prayers are with you.

    • David says:

      Thanks Patty. I have missed it, even though my thoughts have been consumed with something else. Hopefully, in practice, my customers have not suffered as a result.

  5. Jeff Noel says:

    Hello our good friend David Balentine. We’ve missed you, are glad you’re back, and look forward to your posts.
    Dede has come into your life for a reason. Have an awesome Thursday.

  6. craig says:

    Welcome Back!
    Here for you, Buddy!

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