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Apr 24, 2012 5:50 AM CST
Name: Candee Gaye
Western Maryland
Been there, Done that!
Hello Marti and everyone. I must say it is unfortunate that the first doctor you encountered was not in your best interest, but that is not unusual. At our monthly BCA meeting we too hear horror stories of doctors around the tri-state who can't seem to connect. Sometimes it is just the chemistry between patient and doctor and sometimes it is an uncaring physician. The important thing is that you did find someone who is caring and will fight for your treatments. Keep in mind that you too must fight to get that best treatment sometimes, so if things don't seem right to you, then you need to speak up. I find that in this day and age we have to be our own advocates when it comes to proper treatment.
Now off my bandwagon and want to say how glad I am that you are staying put and have such a great support team of family and friends around you, that is a necessity for getting through your treatments.
Just slow down and take things one day at a time. Have someone with you when you go to appointments if that is at all possible, take notes and write down your questions before you go. Don't be afraid to ask anything no matter how insignificant you think it may sound.
Now keep a smile on your face and think positive thoughts, if you feel a bit down that is typical, we have all felt that way at one time or another. Just be as tough as you can, face whatever comes your way in as much a positive manner as you can and as our dear friend, Ladygardener1, used to tell us "learn to dance in the rain".
Candee
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