"> ');

I HEAR DEATH KNOCKING

crucifix illustration

“With long life will I satisfy her and show her my salvation.”—Psalm 91:16 My church is preaching healing over me during the service--wth the entire congregation. And guess what? It's working. None of my symptoms have completely disappeared but they are all better. My tinnitus is softer, no more nausea, my lymphedema is resolving, my…

ROYALTIES!!

woman carrying baby at beach during sunset

I spent Mother’s Day with my cousin who is more like a sister. We had such fun reminiscing about our Mother’s and eating good Southern food—hash browns, biscuits, BBQ and hush puppies, casseroles with Cream of Chicken soup. YUM! It was a splendid holiday of love and laughter. I needed the break because the week…

Praise for Who Cares What the Numbers Say? — a journey in defying cancer

“Nonfiction writers face a sticky choice: to confide in the reader or confess to the reader? Julia Burns beautifully, artfully—often humorously—balances both. She confides and confesses, and the honesty of her words strikes at the heart of the nonfiction writer’s goal to always to write the truth.” -Scott Mason, WRAL-TV’s Tar Heel Traveler Author of…

The Beginning and the End

The life of a psychiatrist can be odd. Today, seven patients were scheduled. Two late-canceled, two no-showed. That left one who got sick, and two who came. No-shows were rare during the first decade I practiced medicine—probably no more than three or four. But the chaos of summer, and the mores of 2018 combined to…

Who Cares What the Numbers Say?

Who Cares What the Numbers Say Book and Kindle Covers

“Who Care What the Numbers Say?-“Statistically speaking, my mom didn’t have the luckiest year. But who cares about the numbers. I would be hard-pressed to find a smarter, cuter, more perfect mom.” Wilton, my daughter, wrote this birthday message, her love and confidence echoing. Hard to believe it’s almost the first anniversary of finding the…

It Hurts!!

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com From: Julia Burns Subject: Mastitis Date: March 19, 2014 To: Lisa C, MD Julia here with a medical problem. I have had mastitis since early February, which has not responded to two rounds of antibiotics. IT HURTS!! My doctor is trying to get me an appt. with the breast…