How are you doing?


Fam Pract Manag. 2006 Feb;13(2):16-22.

I identify with Dr. Richard Waltman's experience in his article “So How Are You Doing?” [November/December 2005]. I was surprised to be diagnosed with colon cancer almost five years ago and continue on treatment today. Like Dr. Waltman, I like it when people want to know how I'm doing. Depending on our relationship, I may share details of my treatment and recent test results with them. Many respond by saying, “I'm praying for you” or “I'm thinking of you.” It keeps me going with hope and the sense that I am surrounded by hundreds of supporters, and that feels good.


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