Our very favorite Dr. Engel invited us again this year to be a part of a medical discussion over at the School of Medicine. First year med students get to ask us questions... Any question that they would like to know... I think it makes it more "real" for them instead of just text book answers. They asked about symptoms, ports, fears, trust, expectations, perspectives, alternative medicine. It was a good discussion.
Lilly was excited this morning to take Emery to clinic and show her around. That's where we met Dr. Engel, and then we all went over to the School of Medicine together.
Lilly and Shaylene were the stars of the show. Shaylene also has Leukemia and she finished treatment in December. She lives in Evanston Wyoming and comes all the way down to Primary's for treatment. It makes us feel very lucky that we have a short 35 minute drive to the hospital.
Look at all of those medical students in their white coats. Kind of intimidating at first, but it's a great learning experience for both us and them.
I don't know what I was talking about here, but I am grateful we had the opportunity to come again this year. I had different worries and fears last year that I do this year. My perspective is different from last year too. Lilly is getting closer to being finished with treatment and it's exciting, but scary at the same time. But, we continue moving forward and we continue choosing happiness.
So grateful Dr. Engel is a part of our lives. Even though he isn't Lilly's primary oncologist, we love him dearly. He has a heart of gold and he truly cares about Lilly. When you see the same doctor regularly for almost two years, it's like he's part of our family. We haven't seen him in a few months so it was so nice to catch up with him. He's a busy busy man.