I recently had a 6 months checkup (and a good one by the way) with my medical oncologist, Dr. H. She is so awesome! This woman is like a doctor, coach, and friend all rolled in to one. She reminds me to celebrate life and not dwell on the negative. To find ways to be a positive influence for others.
One of the things she recommends as a positive step is to call my local American Cancer Society and see if there is a way I can help someone else. I hadn’t called yet and to be honest my mind has been on taking care of my son and husband with everyday life. Then I started checking my unread blog subscriptions and came across fellow blogger Laura Renegar’s post (be sure to check out her blog) http://laurarenegar.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/are-you-a-breast-cancer-survivor-5/ with information on a local training in her area for Reach to Recovery Volunteers by the American Cancer Society. Guess that might be a sign for me to give my local center a call.
Since I am talking about Dr. H. today, I want to take a minute and remind everyone out there about the importance of your doctor. It is so crucial to your treatment and recovery to have a doctor who listens and encourages. I know I can ask my medical oncologist anything and she will give me a truthful answer with understanding of who I am and what I am going through. I’m not just a patient, I am another human being with feelings and a need for hope.
To complete my day of good news, my sister and I went shopping and out to eat. We had some great “giggle time”, as a dear friend of mine calls it. The only thing my day lacked was buying a new purse. Hmm… maybe next time. 🙂