Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Missing You

For the past 2 years or so, I have been going. seeing and talking with you. I'm so glad to have met someone as kind and generous as you, never have I felt the genuine trust from a patient more than you!!!

Eventhough I am the most junior of your doctors, you trusted and weighed my opinion as important as the others. Truly, I have never imagined that being a doctor could be such humbling experience. You have shown me so many things, given me more than I can ever imagine or ask of anyone.

But most of all, I thank you, for not only being a patient, but also a Father figure to me and my family. That is priceless. And though you are now somewhere in heaven looking down at us, most probably with that smug face of yours, I will sorely miss you!!! Every Tuesdays I always feel that I have to do something, only to realize you are gone and I have move on :)

Thanks for the lessons, the memories and the love, I know you treated me like your own son, I'm proud of it !!! Proud of being able to meet you!

See you soon :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Panic attack!

I recently got wind of an Naturopathic doctor who was diagnosed with cancer. What was remarkable to note was that this doctor TOTALLY I mean TOTALLY abhors chemotherapy and isn't afraid of sticking that opinion to the patients. The doctor would even reprimand short of cursing them why did they undergo chemotherapy.

I guess the Universe is giving the doctor a closer look at death. Diagnosed to have cancer, went to the United States for chemotherapy. Whoa that was very surprising to us the very least.

When your life is on the line, you try everything including the kitchen sink cleaners if you have to, just to eradicate the cancer and survive the onslaught.

I feel its very important not to tell the patients what they should or shouldn't do. We must make it clear that we guide them not tell them. It has to be THEIR choice, we just give our opinion on whats the best possible options.