I Can Hear You!
One of things I hope Cancer Owl does is open up conversations between health care providers and patients. As a health care provider myself (therapist) I know too well how challenging it can be having a butt-load of patients and only so much energy. You're bound to mess up and create a bad experience for a patient. It's going to happen. I've definitely done it.
But I think it's important for our medical team to be reminded of what it is like to be a cancer patient. I've had several oncologists and health care providers connect with me and thank me for giving them a better idea of what the patient experience is like.
What I've found is that most doctors really want to give the best care possible, but have to square this with being tired...and well, human.
That said, the story that inspired this comic should definitely go down in the Big Book of Cringe!
So here's what Jesus wrote:
Me and my wife (LIz) were waiting in a room to be seen by my Dr.. We can hear him go into the room next to ours and say " Yay!! your still in remission." Minutes later he comes into our room and says"the treatment stopped working."