Words from Eli
Words from Eli
|Posted by madrinaeg on 11 May, 2009 at 18:35|
As with any health condition of any seriousness one has to get several opinions and that was what I did first. When the Radiology Center called me and advised of my malignant diagnosis, I immediately had my Doctor set me up with a local surgeon and at the same time I made my own appointment at Duke University.
At that time with all the anxiety and fear that I was experiencing Jordan and I visited the first Surgeon, who was wonderful and spent so much time with us he was a trooper. He made me feel at ease and advised that my cancer was treatable and was an apparent Stage 1. After several more exams and visiting the Oncologist that he worked with, I decided to go to my second opinion.
At Duke I was first concerned that I would be just one more number, such a large institution I was concerned that I would not get the personal attention I needed. With my girl Anna with me for two intense days of appointments, additional testing, I was pleased and surprised with the very personal and caring attention that I received. For me Duke was the place were I felt the most ease and comfort, NOW I was on my way to getting better.
I feel that I have a spectacular team, from my terrific Surgeon which brought me something very special back into my life which was "WE can do this", to my wonderful Oncologist who looked me straight in the eyes and gave me "HOPE" to both of you and your wonderful team....may you continue to help all of us who place our lives in your hands! You have my utmost respect.