At every turn, patients who are seriously ill lose control of their bodies. Disease wreaks havoc on humans - lack of appetite, muscle wasting, depression, weight loss - the list goes on. And if all that weren't enough, the treatment for the disease is often times equally insulting to the human form. Chemotherapy causes hair loss, vomiting and other unpleasant side effects. Loss of appetite leads to weakness and fatigue. Getting blood drawn frequently can make you feel like a pin cushion. And as any of my patients will tell you, living with an illness is like riding a rollercoaster. Some days you are invincible and feeling like yourself. Thoughts of your disease only occasionally creep to the forefront of your mind. It feels good just to feel normal. But, as with a rollercoaster, reaching the top of the hill means the descent is close at hand. As you plunge [...]
5 02, 2010
5 02, 2010
Melvin "Buddy" Eckart was a man of faith and family who had an indomitable spirit and a penchant for country line dancing. Click below to hear more.