Love + Medicine made a scary situation into a comforting one
After a receiving a scary diagnosis, I learned the treatment I was about to begin could have an impact on my heart. So before starting treatment I was scheduled for an echocardiogram. As I walked up to the check-in desk I suddenly was overwhelmed by the gravity of it all and couldn’t help tearing up. Before asking the standard questions about my name, birthday or address updates, Mary asked if I needed a hug. Looking back yes I did need a hug, but at the time turned her down. It was the sweetest gesture and one I have never forgotten.