My mother and I started noticing that she was having trouble walking, seeing and she was throwing up. My mom decided to take her to the doctor, and he suggested to have her get an MRI. Today we got phone call from our doctor stating that she had cancer. I was in complete denial, until I realized that I had I stay strong for my best friend and help her through this tough moment in her life. Riley is the spitting image of me.
Cancer Care Life-Changing Day: Arielle Pagan’s Story Everybody knows what cancer is and how it tears families and lives apart, but you always tell yourself that it won’t happen to you. That’s what Arielle Pagan was telling herself when one day she was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia after a routine check at the her local hospital. According to Lucy Pagan/ Arielle’s Mom, Arielle had the cold longer than usual and hadn’t been acting the way she normally does (Lucy Pagan). “She wasn’t herself and it began to worry me so I took her to the doctor. This went on for weeks and I never thought that it would be something so bad as cancer and I thought it was just the bad flu” (Lucy Pagan).
Death is another hard thing about working in the medical field because it is inevitable. Since I am a very caring person, it is going to be difficult to learn how to deal with people constantly dying around me. In the interview with Joy Andrews, she mentioned that she had learned a lot about death in her 30 years working as a nurse. She says, “It never got easier.” Death scares everyone because it is still the unknown factor that everyone contemplates. After that patient dies, the family begin to play a blame game.
About 7 years ago, my grandmother found out that her cells decided to enact war upon her body – she had lymphoma. I know that I didn’t take it well and I can’t even imagine how difficult it is to hear that you have cancer. Throughout the whole ordeal, my grandma remained genial despite the circumstances. Her indestructible and stoic nature inspired me so much every day because I noticed how weak she was physically, yet she was strong mentally. Dealing with cancer, whether your patient or onlooker, is an emotional uphill climb.
The case of Riser v. American Medical Int’l, Inc. is about a malpractice action brought on by the children of patient Mrs. Riser claiming that their mothers death was a result of a medical error in which death occurred in performing a procedure on the wrong location. The procedure that should have been performed was a bilateral brachial arteriogram and what was alternately performed was a femoral arteriogram. The patient, Mrs. Riser had many previous health issues which included diabetes, end stage renal failure, and arteriosclerosis. She was experiencing decreased circulation in her lower arms and legs therefore she was admitted to the hospital. Her doctor, Dr. Sottiurai had ordered her to have bilateral arteriograms to see what could be the cause of the poor circulation.
It taught me that you can make the best out of even the worst situations. Everything began when my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. As her condition deteriorated, the task of caring for my younger brother and niece fell on my shoulders while my older sister worked to support us. I also had to help my mostly bedridden mom care for herself. Consequently, I was extremely busy at home and therefore, often missed school.
I have recently interviewed my grandmother, she is the mother of my father her name is Ngawiki Cooper. I asked her what was the first thing that she noticed differently about herself? She responded, Well i was 69 years old when i first notice a change in my breast, then I was advised to by my partner to go to the next screening, and it wasn 't until my breast got very painful till i took his advice, by that time i was 70 years old and i was too late the cancer had already speared into both my breast. I then asked her why she didn 't get her screening earlier when she first notices difference in her breast, and why didn 't she take her partner 's advice when it was he asked her? She replied, Because i didn 't think it was as serious as it ended up to be, I 'm old i get different kinds of pain throughout my whole body and unfortunately i class the pain in my breast as a passing pain where i thought i would never get it
Two or three years ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. When she told me my first reaction was to cry and pray for my mom. It is a hurting feeling when you think you are going to lose the ones you love in any type of way. No matter if it’s thru a relationship or death. No one wants to lose
A young girl had her tonsils removed and became very sick afterwards, the cause was her lingual artery was cut during her tonsillectomy. She stated “My mom called the ENT office and the doctor on call (not the person who performed the surgery and not the person who suctioned out my throat) said that I had to go to the hospital so he could cauterize my throat. When my mom was on the phone, I passed out again. I truly believed that I was going to die.“ Later she explains that her way of staying hopeful, throughout her debacle, was to be optimistic from this quote ”Those words have stuck with me since the surgery. One and a million.
The day my mother was diagnosed with cancer was the day that impacted my life. I was in middle school at the time, I was ashamed to have a mother who was ill and who was not able to contribute on certain things. For instance, she was not able to go out as much because the air can cause her to get ill. Not only was I ashamed of her, but soon after, my mom had begun to put her faith in the Lord, which made it even harder for me to adapt too because we were not all that religious, but we would go to church once in awhile. I was becoming more upset at her and the world. I began to disobey my parents and show no interest in anything.