I want to express my deep gratitude to the oncocoloproctology department where I had an operation. It does not smell like a hospital! Here, even on the faces of people who, after an operation, barely move their feet, there is no expression of inescapable suffering. They love life and work for life here!
My doctor Savanovich Nina Viktorovna needs a separate mentioning. She deserves not a brief review but a serious essay. Nina Viktorovna seems quite young. And the first thing that comes to mind is: «God! So fragile, so beautiful! What is she doing here, in this refuge of pain, suffering, in this field of struggle with the inevitable?» But this is only until you become her patient. I do not want to say «patient» because you meet primarily with the eyes of a human. They look at you not as an organ sentenced to resection, an interesting case for a surgeon, but as a close mate. You immediately find yourself under guardianship, you are treated kindly, respectfully by encouraging eyes of a sister, a daughter, a granddaughter, a girlfriend. They make prescriptions to you, explain in accessible language what will happen to your body in the course of treatment, patiently answer questions from relatives, friends, and even draw for clarity. You are allowed to complain, to be a little whimsy — the doctor’s response is always compassionate and effective. You feel pressure in your chest — she is calling a cardiologist; intestinal problems, stitches are aching — she will sort this out. And the next thing you see: the cardiologist is already here and listening, the nurse on duty makes an injection .… And the next morning a snow white, smelling of spring, sunny Nina Viktorovna will flutter into the ward. And anxiety gives way to confidence — Nina Viktorovna will do everything in her power to save, and in hopeless cases, prolong life, without causing unnecessary pain, neither physical nor mental.
via Oncology hospital №62 website