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More than a "one-liner" ...

More than a "one-liner" ...

Posted by Kims1961 on Feb 3, 2019 5:00 pm

I love this line! Yesterday on White Coat/Black Art - a young doctor spoke about how the cancer experience with her brother affected her as a doctor.  Her experience with another doctor had her question the "one-liner"  such as....female, 56, stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma....

This is the emotional side to cancer - we are more than the one-liner!

Well worth a listen smiley

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/learning-from-loss-her-brother-s-death-changed-how-this-doctor-treats-patients-1.5001080

Re: More than a "one-liner" ...

Posted by dmarie on Feb 4, 2019 11:57 am

Thanks for this Kims1961 It is so true that many specialists you see during this journey do not seem to want to know you as a person. I have run into a few of those but have also been lucky to have met some who are so wonderful and caring and make you feel like you really matter to them.

Re: More than a "one-liner" ...

Posted by cancertakesflight on Feb 7, 2019 11:13 pm

My one liner may be multiple lines, but it was the same pieces of information each time. Name and date of birth over and over again. Some people say Hi when they see each other. Go to a chemo or radiation treatment, it's name and date of birth. I also answer to Deb or Debbie, but my cancer name is now Deborah. I can always tell if someone is calling me about something medical related. For the number of times I have seen some doctors, I would love to have them call me either Deb or Debbie. 

cancertakesflight (Debbie not Deborah)