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5 Replies to “Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, i’m sorry. I didn’t get it.”

  1. I am a doctor who has had a brain bleed which left me a wheelchair user. I feel this lady is extremely brave being so honest about the impossible situation she finds herself in. I should not have the courage to admit my feelings in such detail. At the risk of being patronising…WELL DONE!!

  2. Dear Lindsay,

    WOW!!! I am totally blown away…

    I was an RN, and, like you, I have taken care of many patients going through treatments for cancer… I always worked with my patients from a space of love, and would always nurture them and give them room to express their feelings…

    On December 26, 2017, I received a phone call that my neck biopsy came back positive for Mantle Cell Lymphoma…
    I found an Oncologist that I liked in January… I was told that this cancer is slow growing, and will need chemo treatments… I was told that I didn’t have to start right away, but I needed to start before the end of 2018…

    Not feeling sick, I found it hard to believe my diagnosis… And, being a procrastinator (and PETRIFIED), I was glad to hear that I didn’t have to get treated right away…

    Well, a few days ago I went for a follow-up check-up and was told I need to start treatments soon as the lumps in my neck, my groin and my underarm are growing much faster than initially thought they would…

    I have yet to cry in all these months, as it didn’t feel real to me… However, it is becoming a reality now…

    I believe that The Universe sends us messages, and I’ve been learning to decipher them when they appear… Going through my e-mail earlier I’ve found your latest blog post that you’ve written to every cancer patient you’ve ever taken care of… BOY, DID I NEED TO SEE THIS… It was heaven sent!!!

    Your words are my truth, too… Apparently, I just didn’t get it, either!!! Things sure are different when the caregiver steps over the line to see how the other side lives… There’s nothing like walking a mile in someone else’s shoes to get the TRUE feeling of what they are going through… Crossing over that line gave me a lesson in the difference between sympathy and empathy, for now I’m wearing their shoes…

    Thank You so very much… Your post has struck a chord within me, and I am so very grateful that you shared your feelings…

    With Love and Gratitude,
    D.C.

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