Want to present three short sketches of the Oncology Department, seen from the inside. 1. Silent Roommate, age 60. And many willingly tells me about his family: wife, four adult children and grandchildren. In the chamber, talking loudly with friends on the phone. And I was surprised to learn that he hides from everyone that is sick. Says that is in another city on a business trip. It’s weird, because it hurts hard and long enough (2 years). Ask him about it. Yeah, no one knows I’m sick, except the youngest daughter, but she found out by accident. Swore to never tell anyone. Began to prove to him that it is wrong. Recalled cases in their practice when close last learned that the patient has cancer, and because of this they have developed severe depression with self-blame: did not see, did not help, did not do what it should. Told him that the cruel wrong to do so with loved ones. But the man – in any. – I don’t want to tell them. And in General – now get out, leave for lake Ladoga to the island and there will be the one to live, at least a month. There I will be calm. Could not understand. The next day the neighbor was discharged to pick it up came the youngest daughter is a cheerful, hyperactive girl of 25. And I heard their conversation: – you Know, daughter, I was hard here… But, dad, bullshit! When I was a year ago, lying with a broken leg, so there was a horror neither stand nor smoke. And you have freedom there, on the street could go out for a walk. Yes weakness was strong… – (Interrupting) Oh, a weakness, that’s when my leg… And I realized why people on the island wants. 2. The cry of job, we Went to our ward guy, about 35. And immediately began to tell his story. He went to one of the Latin American countries in search of work (he is a Builder). How he met a girl, a Russian, fell in love, got married. I moved to Peter, as the child was born, who is now two years old. He learned that he had cancer of the stomach. As not able to work because of illness. As these were shocked his wife. As again and again repeated to him: “what are we going to live?”; “I have to go to work from maternity leave?”; “What do we do?”. About being desperate. The guy told the story and left. Some time later we heard how he tells this story in the next room. Then: “Damn, he’s back..” – sadly said my neighbor, and we heard the guy telling a story to someone on the phone in the hallway, then someone else. And I remembered the words of the biblical character of job: “If I say no stopping my pain and when to stop – not go away.” It was a dead end. The guy is saying again and again, but it was impossible to find the words that have calmed his pain. – “Not like the guy’s wife,” said my wise neighbor, when the guy came out of our chamber. 3. Smile Sitting in the hallway, waiting for a drip. Passes pair: the 40-year-old son, who gently led by the hand of his mother. The mother looks very ill: very thin, emaciated. Moves in small-small steps, it is clear that every step causes intense pain. When they pass beside me, my mom leans the head to the shoulder of his son, closes his eyes and smiles a happy smile. It’s hard to describe her smile; it reminded me how to smile in seven years, when I go to bed and know you are loved, and I have tomorrow something magical, like a trip to the sea for the first time.
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MARCH 24, the DAY of the AUTHOR of the ALTAI DOCTOR on this day IN 1928, the Soviet born artist Irina Savankova the Postwar period brought a lot of difficulties, hardships and troubles have affected every, but it was the feeling of something new, the celebration of life and the world. Irina Savankova managed to […]
Shoe covers (by Alexander Bessonov) Now, imagine the living man himself, his family, children. Day off. You need to go to the store, bought all the products. The car did not take, decided to take a walk. Bought a lot of things. Happy comes with two huge bags in different hands, and suddenly sneezes. And […]
Female, 76 years of age. Found by relatives in a poor condition. Mother, rushed into the fray, but into productive contact is not entered, that is, did not answer specific questions did not fulfill the command. Called the team “Ambulance” was diagnosed with a stroke and was brought to the RSC (regional vascular centre). In […]
While waiting for admission. The story is a real case from my life.In 2013, I was pregnant, the computer gave a high risk of having a child with down syndrome based on my age group, other reasons were not (tests and screenings normal). The doctor, plus the price was three times sent me to the […]
To work used. It seems that everything that happens during the day, worthy only of mention in the morning on the shift change and the house for Breakfast. Ordinary, routine, not positive. But there are times that stuck in my head. Perhaps they are not worthy of a separate post, but maybe this will interest […]