Patti is always able to put a smile on my face and is so easy to talk to. She really makes you believe that everything is going to be ok and that you will be better soon. Although no one wants to receive chemo, I always looked forward to seeing Patti and getting to talk to her. Even if she was not my main nurse for the day (the one giving me my infusions) she would always stop by and say hello and check in on me.
One day I was having a particularly tough time with my diagnosis. I just came from my appointment with my doctor who told me that instead of doing the 8 chemos as I thought, I would actually need to complete 12 rounds of chemo. I sat down in my infusion chair and tried to remain calm but ultimately I became upset and started to cry. Patti very discreetly went to get me some tissues, then sat with me and talked to me. She encouraged me to keep going, and at every infusion after that, she helped me count down to my final one. Patti truly cares about the people she works with and although I do not miss going to chemo, I do miss seeing her on a regular basis! Thank you, Patti, for always encouraging me and making even my worst days a little better.