The Big C and a movie that shows you both sides – THE DOCTOR with WILLIAM HURT

THE DOCTOR – Dr. Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he’s successful, he’s rich, and he has no problems…. until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient’s perspective, he realizes that there is more to being a doctor than surgery and prescriptions. 
I found this to be a great movie back in 1991, now in 2011 I’m really glad I saw it then and am seeking it out to re-watch.  This movie gave me an idea of the type of doctor I hoped to find when I began my own search after being given a diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer.  For many of us we work our way through our lives trying to figure out the whys and why nots of everyday things.  I truly believe I was brought here to help care for my aunt so that I would be in the right place at the right time for one of the best Cancer treatment facilities in the country.
I believe I have found my “Dr. Jack McKee” and in the hospital that Dr. Jack McKee hoped to build.  In just the past week I have had tests and diagnoses that no one ever wants to go through or even hear about, but yet I have more hope now and have been treated with more kindness and dignity than ever before.
While I’m still grappling with the whys and why nots and about to go through a horribly invasive surgery with a long recuperation time and a yet unknown treatment plan, I do have hope because of my doctor and her positive outlook and I plan to explore some facts and possible ways to avoid your being in my shoes in the future in many future posts in as positive a way possible.