Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Waiting, waiting, and waiting

Good morning! Well, if you are waiting for some results you are much like me - still waiting. This is always such an issue. The waiting is the worst. And, universally, it becomes much, much worse when you have been told you would hear something and you still have not. It is at that point in time when the paranoia starts to set in and the incessant questioning begins. "Why have they not called? They said they would. Did they find some thing? They must have." From that point the line of mental questioning and the possibilities of what could be wrong grow exponentially. This is a lesson for all of you future (or current) oncologists. The waiting is torturous and many, many times worse than the reality. In fact, I would always put it in this perspective - "If it were your child, would you want to know?" I think you will find that you would almost never, ever want to wait. This is, of course, my opinion, but I know that it is one that is certainly shared by most if not all of the parents I know.

So, we wait.

My purpose, however, plugs on.

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