To CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Tulsa, OK;
Please do not demo's the Gazebo's in the back of your fantastic facility. If needed please relocate them, but don't distory them. These gazebo's are a success story for CTCA. It's a place where we can openly address our fears with others in the same boat. It's a place for a caregiver to go when a loved one is in surgery and they are scared. We hold them up, makes them laugh and pray with them. Same for patients, we talk about the fears of Radiation, Chemo and surgery. We share our experiences and comfort someone who is scared. We are not doctors, but we are a member of a club no one wanted to join! When you are out there, it's like your backyard with friends and family. You are not in a Hospital or Medical facility and feel relaxed and secure. We are group of 177 on face book and stay in contact with each other. It's a positive place for us, yes some smoke and others don't. The non smokers try to help us stop and at times they do. They politely say do you really need to do that and for that moment some of us don't light up.
Everyone is scared of what's this type of Chemo going to do to me? What's is radiation or chemo going to feel like. Without any restriction we share what it felt like to us and you'd get 3 or 4 different experiences, each a little different than the other. The patient at least has a layman's expectation and the fear isn't so strong. They have a clue and talked with someone who has went thru it. Caregivers also share experiences with other caregivers. This is a very special place to many people and honestly a growing family of Cancer fighters.
Many special life time bonds have been started out there at the Gazebo. Please we ask you to consider saving these building and what have done for so many.
The Gazebo Gang https://www.facebook.com/#!/gazebogang