There is an enormous sense of relief in being treated (implying gift) by a health care provider who knows the person who has the disease, as opposed to being seen (implying distance) by a professional who knows only the disease that has taken the person.
Following my experience in the Emergency Department, a visit to my surgeon gave physical, mental and emotional relief to the visible lump in my body, and the not so visible ones in my mind and heart. We are still waiting for the results of the tumour analysis - time for the SSH program to kick in - Sitting, Staying, Healing Su-An

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