preparing for meeting with oncologist

Tomorrow I have a meeting with my oncologist. I used to be unable to sleep the night before an appointment. I would think about the what ifs. I wasn’t even sure of what the what ifs were, but I was always uneasy. The reason was not because of discomfort in communicating with my oncologist or her staff. The reason was me. I gather into my feeble brain as many what ifs as I could and focus on that list.

Now, I do not think about what ifs. I focus on what I want to ask. Not too long ago I would have a lengthy list of questions that included several what-if scenarios. Tomorrow I will have a short list of questions. I will also have a short summary of how I have been feeling, what side effects are hanging around and a copy of the critical information from my last lab report that I want to discuss. I’m guessing we will talk about my tumor markers (mild anxiety). Maybe we will discuss a PET scan (that still makes me uptight). Bottom line: anticipate the best and go from there.

Oh, yes, tonight I will meditate.

After I listen to Dave Brubeck: Take Five.

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2 responses to “preparing for meeting with oncologist

  1. Donna,
    I’m visiting from Creative Every Day. You’ve taken my breath away with your site. I wish for you calmness and peace at your appointment today. Big Love from Connecticut,
    Aimee

  2. Hi Donna,
    I’m also from the Creative Every Day site. Just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and wishing you the best.

    Marian

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