Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Love this video - I have nothing but great things to say about the people at the Northern Arizona Cancer Center. The video is from a different hospital but it reminds me of my great caretakers. I still remember so many of them.
Nurse Nancy who came and sat with me at my first appointment with the surgeon. And who stuck with me during my entire treatment even though she had never met me before.
Wonderful Maria who always made me smile and talked me into signing up for the Wednesday massages.
The folks in the chemo room who were always so nice.
The nurse who put in my IV for my post insertion surgery who let my blood spatter all over the floor.
The gentleman who wheeled me into my first surgery who was so touched by my parents.
My surgeon who talked more to my sister about Texas than to me.
The counselor who let me collapse in tears on her couch. More then once.
The nutritionist who always tried to talk to me when I was in a horrible mood and who I was never nice to but she was always very nice to me.
The radiologists who became part of my every day life and who I hope to never see again.
The lady who started complaining about her hair as she walked bald ole me to my appointment - she caught herself in mid-sentence and we both had a good laugh.
The guy who got to do his first radiation tattoos on me - it really hurt and he felt badly.
The lady who told me that while the dye shot I was going to get would really hurt but at least there would only be one of them - yes it really hurt and no there was not just one. She felt badly also.
The orderly who held my hand while I was scared to death waiting in the hallway the morning of my first surgery.
What a hard job each of them have - working with people going through such a horrible ordeal as cancer. Their ability to show compassion and to inject kindness and humor made it all bearable.