Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bad Side Effect of Being Cancercabanaboy

You end up being the bearer of bad news. Over and over. She didn't remember about her disease status. Was wondering about Dr Kaplan and treatment. I had to reminder her she wasn't doing chemo anymore and about her spinal fluid cancer and her brain radiation treatment and what we are getting (some time, hopefully). Then she said, "oh, that's bad". So we discussed some more what that meant in terms of how much longer she would have. She wanted to know if she would walk again. So we talked about her upcoming radiation and how that might affect her.

All in all she handled it really well, not distraught or teary. But I always feel like a heel. I know I'm not at fault and it's just part of the job. It still feels bad.

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