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Clinician/ cancer patient #25 U-understanding

16 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments PABarb

I-Understanding Well  this week I have definitely learned nothing is guaranteed and understanding.  As you may have noticed I have changed my title to alphabet cancer soup to Patient   Well on Monday I go back into surgery and I will have another can...

Clinician/cancer Survivor #21 Recovery - let’s talk Pandemic

6 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

No recovery here!   In Arizona, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 topped 3,200, a new high, and hospitals statewide were at 89% capacity. Confirmed cases surpassed 100,000, and more than half of those infected, or over 62,000, are unde...

Clinician/cancer patient #20 D-Determined

27 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments PABarb

D-Determined When you see the word determined, what do you think of? I think my genetic code caused me to have such a desire to help others. Being a fourth generation family practice provider, I just felt compelled to be in a profession where I could...

Clinician /cancer patient #19 F-Fortunate

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

As we continue alphabet words of emotion after diagnosis is Melanoma today I go for my skin eval... head to toe exam... there is fear, lots of emotion that nothing is found. I would not wish a cancer journey like this on anyone!    My Oncologist at f...

Covid. Mask in public PLEASE

25 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

I am taking a break from Alphabet Soup to discuss as a clinician in the front lines and cancer patient my concerns about Covid.  this is a public health crisis like it or not.  It is our responsibility as fellow beings to put aside politics and agree...

Clinician/Cancer survivor #18: O-Optimistic

24 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

O-Optimistic  I love this word as you can see your cup half full or half empty.  I think most of my life I alway envisioned the worse outcome. I won’t make first chair in band, I won’t get into a particular college, I won’t get married, I won’t get a...

Clinician/Cancer Survivor #17 U-Understanding

23 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

U-Understanding  As we hit milestone #17 I reflect on the words discussed so far with understanding.  Many of the words I chose randomly that day were thoughts associated with my diagnosis of melanoma, how I was going to deal with it and importantly...

Clinician/cancer survivor #15. S- SEXY

21 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

S -SEXY Well there are gazillion words in the English language and when I came up with this random exercise... out of nowhere the first word that came to mind for letter S - SEXY. You would have though scar,service,sick—No: SEXY  lol For those that k...

Clinician/CancerPatient #14. W-Winner

20 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

W-Winner We All are Winners!  A life lesson that not everyone will AGREE, but let’s really focus on what it truly means to us as individuals.. Winning is not limited to sports, gambling, getting jobs, etc. ... it’s so much more.  Many people loose li...

Clinician/Cancer survivor #13 H-Happy

19 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

H-Happy We made it! It’s Friday and I am happy to say I am half way through Alphabet Soup 🎉😁 As I promised I shared with you in my first post words that I wrote shortly after my diagnosis of Melanoma 2 years ago!  I pledged that I would write my tho...