All posts tagged: I am a human being

YOU are not your Cancer!

I get pretty fiery about this… hence creating a blog dedicated to this topic. You are not your cancer… Not a number… Not a statistic… YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING. There are good doctors, bad doctors and great doctors… You are entitled to a great doctor who listens to you, respects your concerns, gives time for your questions and treats you with respect. Just because a doctor is assigned to you in the general referral process, DOES NOT mean you have to use them and DOES NOT mean you can’t seek a second opinion. I’ve been pretty fortunate with my care, I’ve only changed one of my doctors because it just didn’t sit right with me. More importantly though, building a relationship with your doctor takes time and you need to be true to yourself in what is acceptable and not acceptable. One of my initial specialist consults had me fearing for my life… yes, I know, I had cancer and it was threatening my life. However, when I go to hear about treatment and …