Re: [MOL] Gail [00306] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Gail



Hi Bridget,

Thank you for your kind words.  They sure do help.

Bridget Rambeau wrote:

> Hi Gail. Glad to hear John is starting to reconnect; that must have been a
> terrifying time for you.
> Take it from me, your oncologist can make all the difference to how you feel
> about your illness. The first one I saw knew very little about my type of
> cancer, which is a rare form, but had obviously made no effort to research
> it either. All he seemed to know was that statistically I probably wouldn't
> make it no matter what we did. I left his office feeling I was wasting my
> time and might just as well spare myself the agony and die in peace. In
> short, I gave up.
> Thankfully, my family doctor connected me up with a different onc. after
> hearing how my first meeting went. The minute I walked into this onc.'s
> office, he came over to me, took my hand and told me to stop worrying
> because we were going to beat this thing and he had absolutely no doubt
> about this. I believed him and it made all the difference.
> If your not happy with the one you have, keep searching until you find one
> that inspires your trust and confidence. You have that right.
> God bless and I'll be praying for you both.
> Your friend,
> Bridget
>
> >From: "John O\\"Donnell" <brexton@america.net>"@dns.inet911.com
> >Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> >Subject: Re: [MOL] Gail
> >Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2000 11:02:22 +0000
> >
> >Hi Carol,
> >
> >It's not like I expect a different diagnosis, however, maybe a different
> >perspective on how to handle different situations.  Maybe a dr who can be a
> >little compassionate when he speaks to me.  I cannot imagine being an
> >oncologist.  I'm sure it is very difficult at times.  Neither John & I have
> >not
> >given up hope in the slightest.  This morning he is more connected than he
> >has
> >been.  Asking for coffee.  Ate a little and told me to stop pushing the
> >Gatorade.  That's definitely my John.  Always giving orders.   I hold all
> >of you
> >in my prayers each night and day, and hope for all of us that there will be
> >a
> >rainbow at the end of our journey, no matter when.
> >Gail
> >
> >Roses1@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > > I'm so sorry to hear of your husband.  I do not know anything about this
> >&
> > > I'm hoping someone on the forum can help you.  If you are not
> >comfortable
> > > with your husband's physician, please do not hesitate to get a 2nd
> >opinion !
> > >
> > > My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
> > >
> > > Carol
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