Geri Posted April 30, 2005 Share Posted April 30, 2005 Last week I went to see my foot doctor, I've been seeing him for about 4 years now so he knows all my medical history. I'm sitting in the chair minding my own business and the first thing he asks is whats the clear wristband stand for. My explanation started off a dialogue that I'm sure made him sorry that he'd asked, anyway I enlightened him on all the "second class" cancer issues and I saw a light bulb go on........this educated medical man had never realized what having lung cancer was about (and his mother died with it). I told him that the next person who asked me if I had been a smoker was going to hear that if they didn't know me well enough to know then they didn't know me well enough to ask! That made him sit up, he'd never given a thought what it was like to be asked that question - he admitted that he would never even think to ask anyone with any other type of cancer that personal a question but had asked it of a smoker. So, I guess my investment in the wristbands have paid off twice, once in the form of a donation and secondly educating my doctor about the crap that we lung cancer patients deal with as part of our disease. One less ignorant person who will hopefully pass it on! I keep my soapbox ready at all times in case I get to sound off about all our issues but this is the first time I've stood on it for a doctor, Yeah, cancer survivorship rocks!! Geri Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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