While I was in the emergency room at Rideout in March, this man came to
me and said, "Hi, my name is Dr. Calhoun." (Now I am trying
to figure out who this man was.)
I made a trip to Rideout for a fall I had. I was X-rayed everywhere, mostly
the leg I fell on, as it was totally black, swollen, etc. Now I am wondering
why is this cancer doctor talking to me.
I am writing this letter because I want everyone to know how thorough Dr.
Calhoun is. He told me during my last visit with Rideout, three months
earlier, I had clear chest X-rays, but after examining the new X-rays
to the ones taken three months earlier, I had a spot on my lung, and he
needed to do a biopsy.
I eagerly told him that couldn't happen, I had never smoked in my life,
he had to be mistaken. I was wrong. Not only did I have a spot on my lung,
it was indeed cancer, and I needed to have it removed.
In July I had that surgery and, because of the aggressiveness of Dr. Calhoun,
I am a survivor. To read the Appeal-Democrat over the weekend and know
he received an award from Rideout, I say, yes.
Good decision, Rideout. Dr. Calhoun is not only a good doctor, he is kind,
and cares for his patients, and to the patient's need. A very hearty
thanks to Dr. Calhoun and his wonderful staff.