Apr 12, 2004 - 3:16 pm
I'm going to try to convince my dad to get a 2nd opinion, but how do I find the best doctor/clinic/hospital to refer him to? We live in Des Moines, Iowa. I want to be able to give him not only nformation about who to call, but also a good reason for doing so. My dad is a stubborn man, and I need to be able to convince him that there is still hope. I think he's considering giving up after what the doctor told him today. We need to find a doctor who is willing to fight with him, and I need to find a way to convince him to see that doctor.
I just realized that I'm sounding very selfish. You have to understand though, this is a man who after his last CT scan was clear, bought another race car (he had sold his after the initial diagnosis) and had begun racing again. Now, after today's doctor visit, he's saying he's going to sell his racecar and "get his stuff in order"...
Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated.