Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Green light!

I saw Dr. Zu, my oncologist today,
and he gave me the green light for another 6 months.
Go me - remission rocks!
I brought Heyzeus with me to the Cancer Center,
and I am soooo glad I did. I was hoping to meet the 2 ladies with the Black Lab sisters, but they weren't there today ;-(
My visit with Dr. Zu only took about 10 minutes.
Afterwards I asked the head nurse if we could go hang out in the treatment area and visit. So we did. I was unsure what to do really,since I am not really able to hear the patients, and my eyesight is so bad...
you know, not everyone wants to be approached by a dog......
So we just walked s-l-o-w-l-y thru the treatment room (which is just a 50 foot room of recliner chairs with patients sitting, getting chemo) and one of the patients gestured out to me, well to Heyz really, lol.
And there it began, we fluttered from one person to another, holding out their hands, towards Heyzeus,
wanting to pet him. As we were making our way thru the room, I was tapped on the shoulder and told
"they want you over there". That happened 3 times;
3 different patients wanted to touch/visit with Heyzeus.
I was floored. None of the patients were speaking much to me, but they seemed to be pouring out their hearts to Heyzeus.
I have been there. I know exactly what it feels like to be sitting there, all hooked up to tubes and just ALONE. It takes your thoughts to some very dark places. Its scary. That is the position I was in when I met the Lab Sisters, all of those dark thoughts evaporate from your mind while your nuzzling a dog.
At least for me that is how it was....this was the place where I had my chemo, and the nurses took very good care of me, today I felt like I was giving something back, and Heyzeus helped me give it.