Re: [MOL] Radiation Oncologist-Hope [12976] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Radiation Oncologist-Hope



Good for you!!! Keep up that fighting attitude and don't let the doc's give
up either. Prove them all wrong and live to a ripe old age.
Christine


At 05:29 AM 24/07/98 EDT, you wrote:
>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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