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Mark Lewis: It’s so hard to shake the feeling that the other shoe is going to drop
May 25, 2024, 02:07

Mark Lewis: It’s so hard to shake the feeling that the other shoe is going to drop

Mark Lewis shared on X/Twitter:

“I am preparing for a clinic where I will get to give good news to patients with cancer: encouraging labs, clear scans!

And yet, and yet … I know this doesn’t take away worries of recurrence or progression.

It’s so hard to shake the feeling that the other shoe is going to drop.

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I wrote that paragraph in 2011 long before I would go through truly life-changing treatment for my own disease.

In hindsight, I sound naïve, having not been reshaped by the embodied experience that was to come.

But I do know that anxiety wouldn’t have changed what later occurred.

Energy, like time, is an invaluable, finite resource.

We do, however, have a choice in how we spend it.

So today — I hope without ignoring legitimate concerns — may I relay these hard-earned results to deserving patients that they might embrace their one wild and precious life.”

Source: Mark Lewis/X

Mark A. Lewis is the Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, the Co-Chair of adolescent & young adult (AYA) oncology in the SWOG cooperative group, and the Vice President of American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support. Dr. Lewis is also a well-known patient advocate and social media influencer.