Hello, I am your patient…

We are creating a chapter in my life. You control a large part of this part of my life’s story. For the time being you and I are co-authors of me and of my experience as a patient in your care. Let’s get started.

Any story has the following elements.

1. Setting: You control most of the setting in this story.

Please listen to me. I may not be a nurse or a doctor, but I know how I normally feel. I don’t feel normal, so I came to you. Help me, but please listen to me first.

2. Characters: Obviously you and I have a starring role in this story, but there are many others.

Some I will never meet face to face, but they can control my destiny in this story, just as much as you. I want to believe that the only villain in the story is what is making me sick. I need heroes. I need the kind of hero that takes the time to listen, to ask and to respond quickly and kindly.

3. Conflict: I most certainly have conflict; otherwise, I would not be here. Ironically, as your co-author, I might not fully understand the conflict raging inside me. Norman [...] continue the story

Illegal Hope

Chemo…radiation……surgery…These are the only options given to Missouri mother, Peri Carter, when she is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. U.S. doctors offer her no hope with only a 3% chance of survival. Unwilling to accept the death sentence handed to her by her doctors. Peri and her family make the decision to seek alternative treatments in an unlikely place, Mexico.