Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lung cancer kills

Another day in real life cancer care. Three patients with lung cancer that is slowly taking the life they each have away. I wish my smoking friends would stop it. I pray young folks who are tempted to smoke won't do it. This was a tough day on many people and on those trying to care for them.

Now I am at home and trying to process how the day went. Do my patients and their families know we did everything we could do? Do they know how much we really care that our treatment did not work for them? Do they know that I care about them?

It was hard to kiss my dying patient as she left and know that precious woman probably won't be on this earth many more days. It was hard watching her daughter leave with her, crying as she pushed her out to take her home for hospice care.

Thankfully, the weekend (for me) is here and I'll try to rest and regenerate myself for another week caring for people with cancer.


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