Peter, a teacher, was newly married and just closed on his house when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Watch how Roper St. Francis helped him beat his cancer and start a family.
As I round chemo corner, half-way through my treatments, I’m running as fast as I can to stay slightly ahead of the side effects. Breathing hard and stumbling on weary legs, I keep seeing these beautiful women, half my size, just ahead of me, wearing their head-scarves, adjusting to life with cancer
When my temperature hit triple digits and was still rising, I was admitted to Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and was glad to be there. Illness is no fun no matter who or where you are, but even the stubborn among us know when it’s time to put our lives in the hands of excellence.
When it comes to cancer, the doctor-patient relationship is a lifelong commitment, and that means your life, not theirs. When a patient has been through five or six treatments in the sword fight against a progressive disease, the wear and tear can be debilitating.
In all reality, Jerome Riehl should feel tired most days. His job on Parris Island training recruits is extremely physical, and he is the father of six young children. But, late in 2012, he noticed he was bruising easily and exhausted following his normal runs.
This is a story about disease, fear, love and money; four things that link Donna Bush and Dr. Matthew Beldner in a quest to live and learn about each in a very special way. Let’s begin with Donna. Five years ago she was blindsided by a diagnosis of Lymphoma. She’d just moved to Charleston.
Cancer can be an inconvenient conversation. People want to know how you’re doing, but they might not be ready for all the gory details. It’s like driving by a bad accident on the highway. You can’t help but look but hope you don’t see anything ugly.