RE: [MOL] Radiation Oncologist-Hope [12890] Medicine On Line


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RE: [MOL] Radiation Oncologist-Hope



You go girl!
You make me laugh and cry at the same time.  
Love you, Liz
-----Original Message-----
From:	DonnaBind@aol.com [SMTP:DonnaBind@aol.com]
Sent:	Friday, July 24, 1998 2:29 AM
To:	mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
Cc:	btwalter@concentric.net; HMar979068@aol.com
Subject:	[MOL] Radiation Oncologist-Hope

Thank you for the valuable information and guidance that has been shared by
all of you.

The radiation oncologist was hopeful.  But I must say by the time I saw him my
determination had taken over.
The Appointment went like this:

I told him the oncologist(his partner) I saw the day before gave me the
average of 1 1/2 years to 2 yrs. even with treatment.  I said, I want to tell
you right now that is f------ bull____.  I asked him if I shocked him. No
reply. He smiled.  I said because I want to shock you, I want to shock you
enough so every time you look at me you think of my 3 small children.  He
smiled again.  He said, I will try to get you to 5 yrs.  I said, let's get
this straight.  When it comes to my life, I never want to here you say you
will try.  I want to hear you say you will DO IT! I told him imagine your
boarding a plane and ask the pilot, can you get me where I'm going? The pilot
says, I'll try.  You decide to board another plane, you ask the next pilot the
same question.  He says he WILL get you there. I said, who are you going to
fly with? At this point he smiled and even chuckled...He looked me straight in
the eye and said I will get you to 5 yrs. if you promise to keep that
attitude.  I said, it's a deal.  

I needed to share this because I think it is important.  Please excuse me for
the profanity.  I am a God fearing woman. But I have had it. I am taking
control.  I felt so good when I left his office.  We went on to talk for over
2 hours.  He believes he can shrink the tumor enough for it to be removed.  In
fact he said, he is confident it can be removed.  He was so positive.  He said
it would be a hard road.  And there would be many low points.  But if I kept
my attitude and faith I would do ok. I really liked him.

For now, I am still waiting to hear from about SRS at SIUH.  I asked to wait
on treatment until Aug. 10.  He said no problem.  Again, he felt I should take
the time I needed to make a decision I was comfortable with.

I have decided God will forgive me for the cursing.  I am a fighting Irish
what can I say?

Take care,

Donna 
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