Re: [MOL] Martha [02318] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Martha



Martha,
Good to hear from you. Sounds like you are doing great and keeping the
nurses, etc. amused. Keep up that positive attitude. I will be praying for
good scan results next week. Do let us know how you make out.
Christine

At 04:41 PM 27/10/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Dear Molers,
>
>Well, I went yesterday to Sloan for my CAT scans.  This is my second time
>going to this hospital.  It is a very classy place.  They were very nice. 
>I held my rosary beads in my hands during the thing.  One of the nurses
>made an effort to be nice and give me some pats on the hand  and I joked
>with the guy behind the door about just how many times he could say "breath
>in and hold it; breath out."  Afterwards I went up to some secretary close
>by and said, "this is only my second time here.  I wondered if I get a
>bill; I am used to getting one after procedures."  She looked at me like I
>must have stepped off the moon, and said, "they submit everything for you
>to your insurance co."  I said "OK, I guess I can live with that."
>
>The whole place seems embued with a sense strength, optimism and business
>as usual, which seems to emanate from the patients walking around with cute
>kerchiefs on their heads, etc.  I will try hard to fit in!  Even the
>security guards seem to look at you as if to say; what's going on here. 
>We're used to seeing people dragging their tails and you look fine.
>
>My onc will meet with me next week and tell me how these scans compare with
>ones I had back in August and what I should do next.  If it's chemo, of
>course, I will be very scared and disappointed; but will try very hard to
>combat that type of thinking, and think of it as something good because my
>onc said I need it.
>
>I let you know what my onc says next week.
>
>All my love, prayers and best wishes to everyone,
>
>Martha Cerreto
>
>P.S.:  Lil, how are you; are you still with the oxygen?  I'm sending you
>some big squeezes and pats on the head.
>
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