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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/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...

Clinician/cancer patient - #11 Y -Youth

18 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

Y-Youth  Another wonderful word that as one gets older you really appreciate... Today, I look around my coworkers and they are all much younger then me but that is to be expected at 57.  I look back at my youth with primarily positivity.  Great times...

Clinician/cancer survivor # 10 P-Perfectionist

16 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

P-Perfectionist  --perfection    Well, I truly can say as a clinician and cancer patient this is a word I needed to throw out the window, stomp on it and realize in my humble opinion  one of the most over rated words in the english language...  FORGE...

Clinician/Cancer Patient #9 K-Kudos

15 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

K-KUDOS Today is about shout outs to those you admire and played a life is saving my life!  As I suddenly faced uncertainty of my future when I was diagnosed with stage 3b melanoma.  Kudos to my surgeon for doing the widest longest excision to potent...

Clinician/Cancer Survivor : #8 X-X-ray

14 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

X-Xray  So after yesterday’s post I am going to take a right turn!   Hopefully this will empower you if you are ever diagnosed with cancer or have symptoms requiring imaging and lab work to be prepared.   let’s chat imaging As a cancer patient you ha...

Clinician/cancer survivor # 6 Q- Quiet

12 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

Thanks for reading as this is continuation of my series alphabet....  today: Q-Quiet!  Quiet really has several connotations.... peace, reflexión, mood, an action ... you get it.   This word for many exutes potentially lots of thoughts and feelings....

Clinician / Cancer Survivor: # 4 Z-Zebra

9 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

Today - let’s talk Zebra  In the practice of medicine as we formulate our differential (possible) diagnoses we come up with a plan. Part of the plan is confirming a diagnosis so we can treat our patients.  We in medicine sometimes will refer to a ter...

Clinician and Cancer Survivor #3 N-Numb

8 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PABarb

I can say that the worse thing to hear is those words “ you have cancer: its serious”  Rare and you need to see a surgeon and Oncologist ASAP.   I was working, seeing patients at the time and all I could do is🙏Think how do I tell my husband, family a...