Linda FiskOctober 8, 2015 is a special day for Linda Fisk. It was the day she received her final radiation treatment and was told she could resume a normal life. When Linda heard those words, the tears began to flow. Not only tears of joy, but a little sadness as she would no longer be coming in every day and spending time with the staff she has grown so close to during her treatments.
“When I found out in July that I had breast cancer, I was overwhelmed,” Linda recalls. “I was scared and mad and didn’t know what to expect.” But the support team at the Ottumwa McCreery Cancer Center welcomed Linda and stayed by her side every step of the way. “Cathy and Cecile made me feel so safe. Joan and Twila always made sure I had what I needed whether it was information or reassurance that I was going to be alright. Dr. Rothfuss is so compassionate.”
Linda feels the experience has made her a stronger person. “I think I want to volunteer my time here at the McCreery Cancer Center and spread the word about the importance of annual mammograms. People going through this experience need someone to talk to, someone who understands, and will shed tears of joy.”