Ok, so I am sitting in the Hemotology/Oncology waiting room, waiting to be called in to see the dr. The waiting room is incredibly crouded; a man is there telling everyone he has a blood disease and what treatments he is getting today.
While talking a man and women start asking him questions, the couple are there for the man to have a bone marrow biopsy. They said they are just starting the process of finding out what really is wrong, what type of Leukemia he has etc. We've all been there. The other man starting telling them all the worst case senarios that could happen, how bad all the procedures are, how horrible the dr. is etc.
I was getting so upset, why would someone purposely scare them, make their anxiety worse than it probably was. I interrupted the guy and asked the couple what dr. they were scheduled to see. It happened to be the same one I see. Who is excellent. I told them they are in great hand, the dr. is excellent and is even head of the department and a professor at the University for Hemolotology. I tried to undo the damage the other man did by telling them the biopsy is not that bad, shouldn't hurt too much. I am hopeful that couple felt some reassurance from me.
I am telling you all because it affected me so much. I hope that the people here havn't experienced anything like that.