A perfect heart

Over a year ago, my husband and I lost our employer-backed health insurance and had to find our own. My husband, who is not a Christian Scientist, had an extensive medical history. But because I had no recent medical history, the insurance company required me to undergo a complete physical exam.

Though I had not felt ill nor had any physical problems for many years, the results from my physical exam and EKG showed that I had an advanced form of heart disease. The insurance company described the illness as incurable, untreatable, and probably fatal. They also informed me that it was likely I wouldn’t be able to obtain health insurance because of this preexisting condition.

Initially, I was stunned by the diagnosis because I felt physically fine. But later as I reflected on the condition of my heart, I remembered how, for the previous several years, my husband and I had been estranged from someone who was very dear to us. I thought of the number of times during those years when I’d said, “My heart is broken.”

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