Thursday, April 22, 2010

Trust Your Docs However Still Do the Research!!

Hi Everyone,

This came up in conversation today.  You have to trust your medical professionals.  You do not have to like them however you need to trust them and feel comfortable in your treatments.  With that being said you still have to do your research, ask questions and advocate for yourself because everyone is different in treatment.  What works for one person may not work for the other....so you must be educated in your options.  Do not put blinders on and give your control 100% to someone else.   It makes YOU feel good to be educated about your medical needs as well...and we need to find things that make us feel good...especially when we feel crazy and sad.

Remember that doctors deal in statistics and science so they might want you to do what everyone else is doing.  That is logical and normal to think that way.  However Cancer is anything but and we have to be open to the latest research and what may work as well.   Continue to keep looking even when your doctor is done.  You may end up helping them and future patients as well.

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Bunny, the Carrot, and the Stick

I will not be blogging too much in April.  I will be traveling, working, and trying to put back a few pieces of my life while I have the time :).   So this is the story of the bunny, the carrot, and the stick.  As you can imagine, I am the bunny.  The carrot of course is tied up in the air to the stick and I am chasing it....will I catch it?  Or will I forever chase it.. never really getting the prize.

All the prize is...is at least a couple of years free of cancer.  I can do the rest myself. I am not asking for too much..just a little "free" time.  There are those that think I have already had this time... being here fighting for over 8 years however I do not feel that I am quite finished yet.

So here I go..running as much as I can for as long as I can...all over the place...let's see what happens :)