I’ve been learning a lot about funnels lately. I like to learn new things and often take on way too much. Much more than I can handle. But it’s still interesting and fun.
So I’ve been learning about sales funnels and how to increase your sales by offering more to your customer. It’s easier to sell more to one customer than to just find more customers.
Suddenly I felt like I was in a funnel.
More tests were needed to see how bad the situation was, where it all is, how big. All I, and the doctors, knew was that I had cancer in more than one place.
Suddenly I was given a suggested plan: Preventive Chemo, just to make sure it takes care of reducing the risk/cancer in the rest of my body; followed by surgery, radiation therapy and then hormone therapy. What?!
I had to cry. I did. This was not what I expected. I don’t know what I expected, but this put a damper on my life (kids, husband) and plans I had in my head for the next 6 months or so. This just doesn’t fit into my schedule.
Then I was given a card with more appointments for tests, all the coming two weeks: MRI, PET-CT scan, Biopsie, and then back with the doctor/surgeon to discuss the results.
Mind you, I still have 2 cuties at home during the day, not to mention I need to be here to give the other 3 grade school kids lunch during the day.
Thankfully I am surrounded by wonderful people who are willing to be flexible and help me with watching the kids and being there when they come home for lunch.
So I get sucked into the funnel. It already happened with all the tests of the first day, now I have more tests, and if I’m not careful, the funnel of the treatment plan, as described by the doctor.
This is the start of a new phase.