Apr 02, 2013 - 4:33 pm
The subject line was the great news!!
The other news (and perhaps the reason for my terrible anxiety) is that my oncologist passed away on Saturday from cancer. (Not lymphoma) What a shock! ! They handled it well, brought in a social worker with a nurse (that I know very well) to tell me. I knew my doc was being treated for something but didn't have any idea that it was that bad. Her life was her work and she worked up until Thursday. I'm so sad. She's been with my from the beginning of my journey and now I don't quite know what to do or where to go. They are setting up a foundation in her memory to raise money for research.
They assigned me a new oncologist who is probably very nice and competent but I couldn't tell you based on today. I met her but of course wasn't impressed because today nothing would impress me.
Dr. Gitelson - may you rest in peace. Job well done.