- August 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm
I have been thinking about your Reply. It struck a chord, in a good way. I happen to be single, and my family lives many states away. I have enjoyed being independent. I remember the moment in time, that one sentence…
I was sitting at my desk at work when the Medical Assistant at the Dermatologist's office called to tell me I had Melanoma and that I would need surgery and who my surgeon would be. I had to ask her to wait a minute so I could grab a pen. It was such a menial task to her. I jotted down the technical info she gave me, which was not informative at all.
I meandered into the office of my Human Resources Manager. I closed the door and told her I just need to be here for a minute. She should listen to the call I was about to make. I was then going to leave the office and return to work later in the afternoon. I was going to make this call and then take a break.
I called my parents. They knew I had a mole removed. We all thought nothing of it really. Mom answered, and I had her get Daddy on the phone. I told them that the MA had just called and I do have skin cancer, melanoma specifically. And, that will have surgery.
Just saying, I have cancer shook me to the core. I will never forget how awful it was to hear those words. But, then to say them…
No one should have to go through this.