November 24, 2014.
It's just a few days before Thanksgiving. The holiday bustle is starting to pick up, you can feel it in the spirit of those around you. And, I can see it weighing heavily on the hearts and faces of those I take care of. The faces that just want to enjoy the holiday. Spend time with their family. Be with the ones they love the most- longing not to worry about when the next chemotherapy appointment will be, or when the next scan will be, or what their next set of labs will reveal.
The reality is though, just because it's the week of Thanksgiving doesn't mean any of it stops. There will still be chemotherapy to be had, labs to be drawn, and scans to be read. So, in the hustle and the bustle of the season, I think it's important to remember these brave, brave people fighting these ugly, ugly diseases. And, to acknowledge those who will spend their day and night at the hospital caring for these people.
Thank you to all who will spend their holidays caring for these wonderful people. And, to my brave, brave patients keep fighting your battles well. You are an inspiration to all those around you.