Wednesday, December 2, 2015
When the Bad News Keeps Coming
I now have an increased vigilance about what is going on with myself, a lower expectation for a complete return to my baseline until the acute part of my treatment is completed, a much lower threshold for sharing my concerns with my healthcare team (keeping them to myself has gotten me into way worse trouble than sharing them has), and to be as compliant as a patient as I can be. If my team thinks I need something, I may ask a question or two about it, but I am trying to let their urgency be mine, because they have pulled me out of the fire a time or two already, so I realize I may not be the best judge of exactly what I need. Ceding that kind of control is never easy, but I am working on it.