Wishing everyone a sweet year ahead is a beautiful concept -- whether it’s New Year’s in January or during Rosh Hashanah, which just recently passed. Last year, my goal on Rosh Hashanah was to cast away what I thought was the biggest sin of all -- mistreating myself. My goal last year was to purge myself of the fears that came with doctor appointments … Continue reading the story "Embracing Humanness"
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I’m a relatively content person. Yet doctors’ visits conjure up sadness and fear and grief. Since cancer turned my world upside down, appointments with physicians are so difficult. I appreciate my physicians tremendously. Besides their high competence, they have superior people skills. They talk to me as my doctors, offering sound medical advice, but they don’t treat me like a patient. They treat me like … Continue reading the story "Wearing A Game Face"
How many invisible scars do I have? Let me count the ways. During November, the #BCSM community is focusing on the invisible scars resulting from breast cancer. The latest #BCSM tweetchat transcript is here, and comments were flying. Understandably. We, members of the club no one wanted to join, have much to say about invisible scars. Long after I got up from that chemo recliner and long after … Continue reading the story "Invisible Scars"
“But as if a magic lantern threw the nerves in patterns on a screen…” -- T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” I’ve been at it again. Doing what I do so well. Postponing visits to my doctors. I have no excuse – except that I’m scared shitless. Adding insult to injury, because of my procrastination, my medical appointments will now pile up like a multicar wreck. I’m … Continue reading the story "No More Magic Lanterns, Please"