Post Archives tagged ‘oncologist’

Game Face Has Cracked

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by

Last week, I had a moment at my oncologist’s office. Well, several moments, actually, where my game face cracked, and my panic revealed its ugly self to Dr. B and his staff. I went to the appointment with confidence I could pull it off, you know, the game face. As planned, I brought my toolbox and strategies to help me relax: a stress ball, music, Continue reading the story "Game Face Has Cracked"

And the Survey Says….

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by

I’m supposed to see my oncologist this summer. I pick up my phone. I hesitate. I tell myself I’m just not up to it and I’ll call another day. And I put down the phone. This has happened now every day for awhile. I know that I will make that appointment. But today is not the day. I have to gather the strength and courage it takes Continue reading the story "And the Survey Says…."

‘Oncologist’ Turned On a Dime

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by

I judged him way before I met him. There I lay, on my sofa, swearing up and down that I would never, could never, ever see an oncologist. I was in limbo. My surgeon told me that day -- Almost-Botched Biopsy Day -- he was pretty sure I had breast cancer. Pretty sure, but not definitely sure. (Two days later, he Continue reading the story "‘Oncologist’ Turned On a Dime"

Dear Oncologist

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by

Dear Dr. B: You were dog-tired. And I was dog-angry – and scared out of my mind. The last time we saw each other, we discussed the bone scan report from hell. You know, the report that said I likely had metastases to the bone. You misread the report during the appointment, repeatedly telling me that the key sentence said Continue reading the story "Dear Oncologist"