Monday, October 5, 2015
My Harrowing Week
So welcome to modern medicine, I thought The good news is that I found out. I got an appointment to see a gynecological oncologist on Monday, and had my surgery on Thursday. The bad news, is that ovarian cancer is really bad news, and it doesn't appear that we get really bad news in a personal way. I am pretty sure the doctor who ordered the test would not have been a better choice for getting the devastating news, nor would I have gotten care any sooner. But I do know that it felt strangely representative of the world that we now inhabit, where information comes to us conveniently but inhumanely. Wish me luck in the weeks and months ahead, and think about ways that you want to hear bad news about your medical condition in the future, because it is already here.