💜May 10, 2021💜
Most superheroes wear a cape.
Our superhero wears heels and DIOR!
Fifteen years ago today, Dr. Bucay received a call from the pathologist; her biopsy revealed she had advanced melanoma.
During this extraordinarily challenging time, Dr. Bucay never complained, said, why me, or it’s not fair.
She would be admitted to a medical ICU for one Interleukin-2. She knew the more treatments she received, the better it was for her. Many times her blood pressure was too low to receive treatment. Dr. Bucay would tell the nurse, ” give me a minute” to meditate and her blood pressure back up. You will not be surprised to know she holds the record at Methodist for most treatments administered. No surprise there!
After every week she was in the hospital, her body would retain over 20lbs of fluid. Unbelievably her little body would expel the fluid over the weekend. And she would be right back to see patients on Monday. Never mention a word to her patients.
Being a dermatologist, she knew what she was facing. She faced it every day, being positive, with faith and her family as her goal to beat it.
Dr. Bucay said, “this is an interruption in my life. I will see my daughters graduate, get married, and dance at their weddings. I have more to do.” She fulfilled every one.
And as we all know, she does so much for so many every day.
Dr. Bucay, you have been the greatest inspiration to me the last 15 years and always will be.❤
Please take a moment to read her story in the Skin Cancer Foundation.