stressed out in oncology

Today is oncology appointment day. While waiting to see my oncologist a woman comes in. Doesn’t have an appointment but should have an appointment demanding to see her oncologist. Her oncologist is my oncologist.

This woman made a 25 minute scene at the front desk. She has succeeded in completely stressing out the entire waiting room, myself included.

And for what? Lady do you think you are the only cancer patient waiting to see your, OUR, oncologist?

We are all here waiting, and we all made appointments. You did not. The doctor told you when to come back, but he doesn’t schedule the appointments. We have to.

“I’m leaving!” The woman shouts at the top of her lungs.

Please lady, by all means leave. You have ruined the calm and zen of the waiting room which is a little thing every cancer patient wants before they are seen.

I will note in almost 9 years of seeing my oncologist they have never screwed up an appointment.

I feel for this woman because she is obviously so angry. That’s not helpful or healthy for cancer patients. We should all say a prayer for her, no sarcasm intended. She obviously needs to be lifted up.

So now we all continue to wait our turn. It’s never ideal but it is what it is.

About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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