Post Archives tagged ‘chemotherapy and isolation’



Random Acts of Kindness

Posted on: February 17th, 2016 by
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“In the end only kindness matters.” -- Jewel, “Hands” Last week, I participated in a tweetchat about the value of kindness in medicine. While this topic is a no-brainer -- yes, doctors and patients should be kind to each other -- unkindness is rampant in medicine. Being on the patient side of things, I’ve seen firsthand the harm caused by unkind medical personnel -- from administrators Continue reading the story "Random Acts of Kindness"

My Oncology Nurse

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by
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“I’m quitting chemo,” I said, halfway through my treatments. “Are you looking for someone to tell you not to quit?” “No, I’m done.” “Well, I’m telling you that you are not quitting chemo.” *** This phone conversation took place between me and my oncology nurse Ann a day after I returned from the hospital. I had been rushed to the emergency room because of a high fever and constant Continue reading the story "My Oncology Nurse"