I have this friend, and he has a few masses growing on his head.
Why is it that he’s just a guy, and I get to be a patient? Now, don’t get me wrong. Being a patient has not been fun. I would not wish this round of chemo on anyone (unless they need it, of course). I have excellent health care. I have access to experts in breast cancer. I have a medical team that communicates well and helps me make informed decisions about my health care. Also, I’m in a clinical trial – state of the art stuff here.
And he’s just a guy. He’s a guy with kids, and he cannot afford to go get checked out because he has no insurance and cannot risk his kids losing the financial support he provides. He’s a good person – a strong and kind person. And he’s just a guy – not a patient.
I worry – I think – he needs to be a patient.