A nurse who has been very important to my chemo and IVIG treatments in the Infusion Center is Cherie Bautista. She has been invaluable for my treatments, especially with the chemotherapy. When initially diagnosed, I leaned heavily on her not only for her technical skills but, as important, the more human ones.
She took the extra time to prepare me for the process and the expected potential side effects. She provided milestones and small personal tips on how to cope with both physical and psychological hurdles along the way. Even when not assigned to me, she would stop by to check on my treatment progress. It is comforting to know that you are being treated by a professional who is also a friend.