One more woman has virtually been dumped by her oncologist, because she insisted on participating in her treatment. Another example of doctor-as-god. What is it with these people? Cancer treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. So why wouldn’t a healer bend over backwards to accommodate a patient WITH STAGE 4 CANCER?
Well, there’s always arrogance. And fear: what if it turns out that the patient is right and the doctor was…wrong. Oooo, no. How can that be? So what if the patient’s life is on the line?
Whenever I hear a story like this, I thank my amazing luck that I have the doctor from whom all other doctors could learn a thing or two about caring. Because giving the right meds isn’t anywhere near enough. A doctor can either boost your spirit, or break it. There’s no malice involved. Just arrogance.
If you have one of those doctors — you know which kind I mean, the ones who sit behind their desks and even if you’re eye to eye, they’re looking down, clearly doing you a favor by bestowing their talent upon you, in return for which you are expected to acquiesce to their every decision — if you have one of those, I beg you, dump them before they dump you. Or break you. In the battle to save your life, you can’t afford to suffer fools.