Good healthcare should include setting you up for success...teaching patients how to cope, teaching caregivers how to provide good care, and helping them through the transition that happens when you go from "normal" life to "ah shit, Cancer" life. There is a hell of a lot more people need to know, besides what kind of Cancer they have and what treatments they need. I know that from day one, that is where our doctors failed us. It would have been nice to at least had 1 person say, "Ok, here is the real deal..." and just lay all the BS out on a plate for us to at least look at before we have to eat it.
As you can tell, I have been quite frustrated and pre-occupied the past few weeks, even during vacation. Not sure where this story goes next, but, one thing is for sure...it goes.