Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The C Word - Second Opinion

As the enormity of the message (from Dr. Sankar) started sinking in, we went through mixed emotions.  On one side, we were comforted by the assurance given by the Doctor and on the other side, we were confronted with the long journey and the stuff we need to do.

Even as we were coming to terms with the overall situation, I wanted to believe there is some way out of this whole situation and this not happening to Sita.  (I was in the denial).  This led me to want to get the second opinion.  But, not everyone in the family was with me on this one.

Taking Thiruvalluvar to my defense and I found myself saying
எப்பொருள் யார்யார்வாய்க்  கேட்பினும் அப்பொருள் 
மெய்ப்பொருள் காண்பதறிவு.

But, others in the family were taking the same Thiruvallur and said
எண்ணித்துணிக கருமம், துணிந்தபின் 
எண்ணுவம் என்பது இழுக்கு 

That's exactly what I wanted to do as well.  Before embarking on this long journey, I wanted to be sure of the course we were taking and sought and got second opinions.

We got plenty of advice from our wellwishers who laid out plenty of options in front of us.  But, we also got a sane advice from a young couple who had just gone through this ordeal.  He said, "just follow one course of action and ignore the rest".

We decided to stick to allopathic route and got few second opinions from far and wide.  I scanned all important medical reports and sent to few of our Doctor friends in the US.  All of them seconded course of treatment we were advised locally.

With that reassurance from few more oncologists, we set on a course of allopathic recovery for Sita and she has gone through three Chemos thus far.  More on that in my next post.

Earlier Posts
#2 - Discovery

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