Then, he took me to my favorite Italian restaurant (the pic is super blurry, but I didn't want to keep using the flash in a dark restaurant. Oh well...).
For the mammogram techs:
- Do people ever get stuck in the machine?
- Can I bring my coffee in with me?
For my surgeon (across multiple visits):
- Um....Did you by any chance let a student work on me? (when there was an incision he had told me to expect, but I had forgotten about)
- Have you ever accidentally cut off a piece of someone's heart? (When removing the port)
- Have you ever sprayed anybody with their own blood (same)
- Do you do designs?
For the lab techs when getting bloodwork:
- Have you ever pierced someone's heart (the port seemed awfully close, and needle so long!)
- Is it ok if I pass out?
For the chemo nurses:
- Do I have to do the shots by myself, or can you come to my house? I'll make you coffee!
- Has anyone ever pierced their kidneys or livers when giving themselves the shots?
- Can my chemo meds be a different color? The red is creepy.
For my radiologist:
- Does anyone ever get stuck in the mapping machines?
- If I have to get the mapping tattoos, can I choose what colors and pick a design?
- Has the radiation machine ever fallen on anyone?
- Has anyone ever caught on fire while getting radiated?
I guess my way of coping with the terrifying unknown was to ask every question that popped into my head. It was a blessing to have doctors, nurses, and medical staff who were understanding, but in hindsight, some of my questions made more sense than others!