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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Several weeks ago, my husband had a second PET scan to ensure that he is truly cancer free (this is now a year after the first PET scan). Since the test, we have been fighting to get the results since the Dr. cannot bother to call us to inform us of the results.

Today I called everyone I could get on the phone until I got the written results faxed to me. Unfortunately, the written results contain vague sentences that indicate that something could be going on. This is very scary--especially since the Drs. still will not call us back! I have left more messages (increasing in nastiness, I must admit) and we need answers.

My husband and I are getting more scared and frustrated. He has a doc appt scheduled for several weeks out and we just want to know what is going on. I am very worried that this means that he will have to have chemo or another surgery. I am barely keeping it together myself right now (with work and my health and the day to day) and I do not know what I would do if he needed another surgery and follow up.

Please pray for my husband and I.
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  • NUTMEG101
    Positive Energy! Keep it positive!! I agree that it is awful that they can't be bothered to contact you, but i also agree that in these cases "no news is good news" Thoughts and prayers are with you!
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    3549 days ago
    Melissa, sometimes those reports are fairly vaguely worded, because the doctor reading it doesn't really think it's something....but is going to cover his butt and not outright say that. One of our doctors here always jokes that a Radiologists favorite landscape element is, well, a hedge, for that very reason.
    And sometimes "normal" medical words can sound pretty terrible.
    I'm betting the Doctors are seeing nothing to be alarmed about, otherwise I'm sure you would have heard something by now. Quite often, no news is good news, it's when they call you right up that you should worry.
    Any friends or family with medical/nursing backgrounds that can perhaps go over the report with you. They might be able to explain it a little better for you.
    In the meantime, my prayers are with you.
    3549 days ago
  • RD03875
    I will keep you and your DH in my prayers and thoughts.
    I would drive to the office and sit and wait. Good luck!
    3549 days ago
    Here is my thoughts. Sounds like you have done everything (but going to Doc office and corning him in the hallway) If you have done all you can for today than you need to let it go and put it in God's hands. You worring about this will not do anyone any good. Don't take on tomorrow anxiety today. Cancer is not back until they tell you otherwise. You will be given just what you need to handle the todays issues. Try and relax and remember to breath.
    Wishing all the best. emoticon
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  • NHGRL68
    I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the reason that they haven't called you is because the results are really OK. I'm surprised they would send you the results without your DR going over them with you. Try not to stress too much about it til you can find out what's really going on. emoticon emoticon
    3549 days ago
    Melissa...you and your husband are in my prayers.
    Our healthcare system is soo messed up. I would keep calling them until you get what you want....its your right to have that information. Remember to take care of yourself...stop and take some deep breaths.
    3549 days ago
    I don't understand how they can be okay with themselves giving you the run around like that. Their lack of compassion is very inconsiderate.
    emoticon My thoughts and prays are with you both. emoticon
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    My prayers are with you both. emoticon
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  • 360NOMORE
    i am totally sending you my good thoughts. I worked in healthcare for years, and this stinks. STINKS, horrible manner.
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