Thursday, January 29, 2009

Good Docs

I feel very fortunate about the doctors who care for me. Today, I met with my ob/gyn, who will be performing the oophorectomy. She explained the procedure and the side effects - which pale compared to the ones I'll experience with the TRAM flap. Basically, it'll be the TRAM that'll keep me down, if it does.

I gave her a copy of Bernie Siegel's pages that describe how patients have awareness even when they're under anesthesia. She was intrigued and said that she'd be more than happy to say positive things while I'm under and to give healing instructions "you won't bleed a lot, you'll heal fast, you'll wake up comfortably". She even said that it certainly can't hurt and if it helps, all the better. She might even change the way she approaches surgeries.


I'm lucky!

I also wanted to give another huge thanks to everyone out there reading the blog. The other night, a colleague told me that she prays for me every day. Another colleague yesterday offered to organize meals for me and the one I met with today said that she'd be happy to help as well. I found out last week that there was another individual constantly keeping me in their thoughts. Thank you all, again, for that. It really does make a difference! The knowledge alone that you're all thinking of me gives me warm fuzzies inside.


Wendy S. Harpham, MD said...

I'm so glad to hear you have such a great relationship with your doctor.

And the lift from the blog? That is one of the great beauties of the Internet.

When I sign my message "with hope," I mean it! With hope, Wendy

Dee said...

Thank you again, Wendy. Yes, the blog has certainly been a gift!