When my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer and after the initial shock wore off, I raced into action. Leaving my mother’s care solely in the hands of her doctors and nurses was totally unacceptable. Being reactive to their treatment and care was important, but equally important was to be proactive against this dreaded disease. After investigating, searching the internet and several trips to bookstores to buy books on the subject, I began to share with my mother everything I was learning. Regularly I would have advice for her on something she could do to combat the disease.
One day while visiting her she asked, “What do you have for me today, PT?”
I responded by asking, “What do you mean by ‘PT’?”
“You’re my Personal Trainer”, she said. “You tell me what to do and help me do it.”