Just left my oncologist appointment and must admit, not real happy and even concerned. First off, I'm annoyed as why why why must Doctors offices always schedule appointments when they know they cant fulfil them. My appointment was set for 3:15, it's 4 before a nurse even acknowledges me and puts me in a room and 4:45 before an appearance by the Doctor. Enough said.
I had been hoping after the non event of the lung biopsy, he would reevaluate his regiment. To the contrary, not only does he brush right over that topic he almost immediately starts stressing that we've waited long enough and we must start the treatment...tomorrow if possible, Monday at the latest. I appreciate the urgency, I tell him, however, not only have I felt better than I have in weeks and can actually eat seemingly anything without pain, I feel it is prudent to get myself a second opinion and am awaiting just that. He winces and agrees that is my purgative and then asks if that is a local or mainland opinion. I know his nurse has mentioned and I have no reason to hide anything from the man and tell him it is MDA. I get the yes they are a great facility......but our program here is pretty good too. He goes on to explain my problem here is with time-during the summer MD was taking a month to see people and he is concerned about the weekend as apparently this thing is growing and on the scans there is serious concern about it closing off my airway. He start looking at my throat and telling me if I ever hear any wheezing that is a sign that the airway is shutting down. Ooppss-wheeezing????Um every night I sound like a bad symphony with the array of noises I create-In most cases I even wake myself up.
This stops him cold and he looks and says this is getting serious and he can stop it and he doesn't want to hear I waited and had t go to ER for an emergency tracheotomy just so I can breath.....
OK you got my attention and i don't think this is an ego tactic to scare me just to keep the business-now what? No word from Houston and I'm rather fond of breathing..... I have work to do this weekend to see if I can make further contact as he has pleaded with me to check I for treatment no later than Wednesday if I do not go to Houston and should anything happen prior-get to ER and call him
Time not my friend here and fear factor registered...time for a sunset cocktail and ponder as looks like regardless, this the last Friday I'll have one of those for a while..Uugghhh!