More than one year, a little less than two years my body decided to become sick with cancer. Well, it mostly likely was sick with cancer before that particular day. That particular day was in September of 2015, that’s when my body decided to let me know. Since then, I have seen many doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers.
Since then, that day in September of 2015, I have had 2 minor surgeries and 1 major surgery. Since then, I have received 12 weeks of chemotherapy and now am going through another round of chemotherapy. Since then, I have had a nephrostomy tube and a ureteral stent and I continue to have a PowerPort inserted into my chest. Since then, I no longer have a bladder or prostate and other male reproductive organs. Since then, I have lost 30 pounds.
I am unable to provide you with the count of how many needles have been inserted into my body for blood tests, or the number of IVs I have had or the number of days spent in the hospital. I am unable to provide you the names and countless numbers of prescription drugs I have taken.
During my Chemotherapy last year, I thanked the nurses for assisting me and for being kind and compassionate.
During my stay in the hospital after surgery this past January, I thanked the nurses for assisting me and for being kind, compassionate and for helping me during a difficult time. These nurses were the best and made my hospital stay pleasant considering why I was there.
I also have thanked other healthcare providers and doctors.
I go out of my way to thank doctors who I feel truly care about me and my health and want me to be healthier.
I think sometimes being in healthcare can be a thankless job. I have learned these people; nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers, many of them truly want to help, truly care and truly want us healthier.
But when we are not at our healthiest, they are always there for us. This has been my experience, I am fortunate not because I have cancer. No I am fortunate for those that are treating me because I have cancer.
I let them know their importance to me – I just wanted to share it with you as well.