In the day to day hustle and bustle of our work its easy to get caught up in the minutia of it all. In doing that, sometimes we forget the plight of the cancer patient and what they experience when they are referred for our services. Thanks to the Hospice Blog this is brought back to mind with a patient's detail of their encounter for cancer treatment.
The following link details a patient's initial experience with a brain tumor and the subsequent treatments which are followed by their last days in hospice. The wife of the patient saved all of her email concerning her husband's battle with Glioblastoma and decided to create an online diary to help others with a similar fate. I think it also serves us well in remembering the plight of our patients when in our care.
Diary of a Brain Tumor Patient's Wife