• Does anyone else want to recognise some of their treatment team members?

    Asked by Peroll on Sunday, September 16, 2012

    Does anyone else want to recognise some of their treatment team members?

    I have been fighting my cancer for over 8 years and during that time I have gotten excellent care from a several cancer professionals from my oncologist, who always makes time to answer all of my questions, and I always have lots of questions, to the chemo nurses that always put up with my nausea and sometimes balky port. I think that this site should have a section where we can recognise the professionals that have provided excellent care and treatment. What do the rest of you think about this?

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • Devon's Avatar

      I love it! Luckly I went in knowing my doctor was great because one of my mom's friend had recieved treatment from him also. It made me feel more at ease for sure! I think it would be great to be abe to pass that info along to someone just starting everything

      over 8 years ago
    • joyce's Avatar

      I agree! We have been so blessed by excellent and compassionate care. We really had to do research to pick our doctors, and it would be great to have a spot on this site to see what recommendations others have.

      over 8 years ago
    • StacyM's Avatar

      Having a place to recognize doctors, nurses, and techs would be great. I think we take for granted how hard they work until we are in this position.

      Although I have only been fighting my sarcoma for just under a year, I send or personally deliver cards to my oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeon, and primary care doctor. I take photographs of nature and wildlife and have the cards made through the website where I store them. I delivered Christmas cards to the radiation department (I was near the end of my treatments) last year, and sent cards to doctors, radiation dept, and oncology floor of the hospital where I had chemo treatments after my clear PET scan post-chemo. I have also ordered small pins from zazzle.com that are sarcoma related and gave to my doctors (I Wear Yellow for My Patients...Sarcoma Awareness). They all seem to appreciate the gesture and I want them to know I appreciate what they have done for me.

      over 8 years ago
    • Crash's Avatar

      Yeah, I wish there was a way for us to show them our appreciation.

      over 8 years ago
    • lansford_cub's Avatar

      great idea, one of the truly unsung heros has been the oncology social worker(s). I had a young family (9, 12, 15 and 18) and was out of work for 3 and 4 months through out the initial year of diagnosis and treatment. My wife was also in nursing school with one year remaining. The social worker helped arrange payment deferments, bill forgiveness, help juggle long term and short disability, etc. The Drs and Nurses have protocols to follow, the social worker has to be able to do some thing new each time.

      over 8 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      BARBARA!!! BARBARA!!! BARBARA!!!! My infusion nurse. I went through 12 weeks of treatment (5 days of chemo, 2 week recovery). There were maybe 3 days the entire 12 weeks that I didn't have her taking care of me. She was so awesome!!! She new exactly how I liked my treatments. She took extra steps to spray my port site with "cold spray" so the needle wouldn't hurt. She knew exactly how I liked my port to be flushed. She really took care of me.

      over 8 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      And my Wife!!! I can't forget about my wife. No way I could have done it without her by my side.

      over 8 years ago

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