By Eric Kleiman
"Cancer? What do you mean I have cancer? I feel fine."
This is what I said to myself when I woke up the first
couple of mornings after I was diagnosed with liver
However, I quickly decided that I was going to get through
this by controlling the only thing I could control -- my attitude. I couldn't
control the blood tests, doctor appointments, the scans, the blood tests, the
surgery, the blood tests, the exams and did I mention the blood tests?
So, I decided that I was NOT sick. I just had cancer. Yes,
it was liver cancer. Yes, it was caught early during a routine scan after a
bout of kidney stones, and yes, I was better off than some and worse off than
others. But I would get through this, and I would do it with the help of my MD
through liver cancer treatment
As I've learned, the thing that means the most when going through cancer is
family. For me, that meant not just my wife, kids, siblings and parents, but
also my MD Anderson family.
My wife and I came to MD Anderson for a second opinion just
about 12 months ago. I remember the first time we stepped in the doors at MD
Anderson. Oh my, so many people with those little white wristbands you get
every time you come in for any type of appointment. It was unnerving, yet
calming. My first impression when I saw all of the patients was that I was not
alone. To me, that little wristband was a badge of honor.
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