[Spencer W. Kimball]
I was much depressed. It was noticeable for Pres. Clark asked me what the trouble was. I told him I was consulting Dr. Cowan on my throat and that the Doctor seems worried. He said: You looked worried and disturbed. Surely you don't need anything else to worry you. In my turn I had reported to the Brethren 'No report'I am still loafing' and Pres. Clark rejoined 'No you aren't.' The brethren have not given me any stake assignments and almost none other. The only work I can do these days is that which I dig up and encourage. I hope this condition will not be long, for it is terribly depressing to be relieved from service. I am feeling much better physically, though that may be because of the greater worry of the cancer.
[Spencer W. Kimball Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]