Help for Healing

Bitter & Sweet, living daily with grief



Some good news. Here is where being persistent pays off sometimes.

I asked them (specialist)to call me today but of course, they didn’t. I called and left a message. No response.

I called my doc’s office because I assume they get copies of the reports. The well-meaning support staff answered. Dr. Grace rocks like no other doctor, but her staff protects her like she is more important than God. I complain every time I see her and she keeps apologizing. Anyhow, the nurse tells me that the protocol is the results must come from the specialist. I VERY firmly but kindly insisted that she leave Dr. Grace the message anyhow: They have the radiologist’s reports but they aren’t telling me anything. The nurse finally agrees to send the message.

Within an hour, I get the call back. Of course Dr. Grace tracked down the test results. The nurse told me “not to tell” the specialist they gave me information. Whatever. Anyhow, Dr. Grace said, “The tests are totally clear. Do not worry about it anymore.” God, I love her. I KNEW she would find out. She gets it.

We still have the follow up appointment next week, but for now I am breathing easier. We still don’t know what’s wrong, but it’s probably not catastrophic. Thanks for all the love and concern!

Author: Help for Healing

My name is Darcy Thiel. What people say they appreciate most about me is my genuine nature. I utilize my professional and personal experiences to increase my understanding and compassion to help others. My career has many faces, so let me tell you about a few. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State and am a couple and family therapist. As an Adult Planning Specialist and End of Life Doula, I take my experiences with my parents’ and husband's illnesses and passing to help others navigate the crazy, complicated medical world we live in. This dovetails with the books I have written. Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer, the prequel to Life After Death, on This Side of Heaven is an honest and raw perspective on coping with the diagnosis and subsequent loss of Tim, my spouse. I have done extensive speaking on the above topics through live audiences, radio shows, and an occasional TV spot. For more information, see my websites at,, or Copyright Help for Healing by Darcy Thiel © 2012-2019. All rights reserved.

2 thoughts on “Update

  1. AWESOME……… Glad for the update.

  2. That is GREAT news! 🙂 ❤

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