I have wanted to watch the Movie since it was released but I was uncertain of how I would react to it. It turns out I experienced all the reactions I thought I would. First, let me say I loved the music. It was so nice to see the personal sides of the doctors. I smiled as I watched them hug their patients because that is the type of relationship I have with my gyn onc. I nodded my head as the patients told their stories and I cried as I watched and listened to a husband whose wife had passed away.
I know there are many worthwhile quotes from the movie but these are three of my favorites.
"...Breast cancer might have pink ribbons but we have a Rock Band." And what a talented Band they are!
"Awareness is the first step." Not all gyn cancers have screening tests so being aware of changes in a women's body is important to diagnosis.
"...spirit is what makes you a woman." It is difficult to feel feminine when you have had your ovaries , fallopian tubes, uterus etc removed and have no hair during treatment but this patient was so right when she talked about a woman's spirit.
Be sure to check out the movie's website ( http://www.nedthemovie.com/ ) for the broadcast schedule and the band's website (http://www.nedtheband.com ) to learn more about the band members and their music. I highly recommend NED the Movie.
John Boggess, M.D.
Joanie Hope, M.D.
Nimesh Nagarsheth, M.D.
William "Rusty" Robinson, M.D.
John Soper, M.D.
William Winter, M.D.
for sharing your talents - medical and musical with us.
patients and families for sharing your narrative.
Every Day is a Blessing!