Mar 03, 2014 - 11:39 pm
Friends....just wanted to share that I had an epic 6 hours in the ER the other day, observations only...dang it!!
I got introduced to the Dr and then to a bleeding artery in a woman's head immediately thereafter. I am not trying to gross you out, I promise.
We saw 28 patients within a six hour period and I swear to you that 80% of the patients have or have had cancer at one point in their life, I was privy to all of their medical history. Anyway, my point is when you feel like you are alone in this battle, know that so many surrounding you have been through it also. It is like a secret society, we should definitely have a secret handshake.I keep telling all my friends that Cancer is the new COOL thing to do, I always wanted to be a trendsetter. It absolutely amazed me how many people in my small rural community have been stricken with this disease. I know now after that day 100% that I am on the right path in my medical field and maybe just maybe, I was given cancer to push me harder in that direction<---I sometimes am a slow learner.
Oh also got to see a prisoner with appendicitis, he had to be transferred to a "secure" facility so they could do his appendectomy. The guard has to be present in the operating room and the surgeons at the hospital I was at did not allow that. I realize he is a criminal, but I felt bad for the guy he was in pain and didn't eat for 2 days prior before the prison would even allow him to seek treatment then he had to get shipped an hour away.
Man, I had fun...People thought I was a doctor...lol...truly an amazing experience
My friends and family just had a spaghetti benefit dinner for me last weekend, they felt that my burdens from being off work needed to be lifted. It was so heartwarming to see so many people there and that donated to the silent auction and bake sale. I kept thinking wow all this is for me? and then wondering if I was letting people down by not appearing sick and there were there for a benefit for me. It is crazy sometimes, that even I myself am still in denial after one solid year of chemo and appointments that this really happened to me.
Love to you all