Sep 11, 2010 - 3:28 pm
Went to the urologist yesterday. Good news – there is only a 10% chance of cancer. Bad news – no explanation of how he came to that diagnosis, did not go over the CT scans with me, gave me two different types of cyst that I have, neither matching the percentage he gave me for chance of cancer, put out with answering our questions, insinuated that my pain is cause by an ovarian cyst (never mind that the pain is a goo 10 inches above where my right ovary is), and that my pain is not caused by the renal cyst the size of a tennis ball but by lack of exercise. Let’s through in the physical examination of my LEFT side, not the right, and the fact that they are only going to follow up every 6 months to a year, letting whatever it is inside me grow and increase the chance of becoming cancerous – can you blame me for wanting to get a second opinion?
I have never had such a negative reaction to a doctor before. I felt no trust, no confidence in this doctor at all. I went in there, expecting answers and a solution, and instead I get a “wait and see” and am given no where to go to find out what really is wrong, if I trust his diagnosis. Which I don’t. Not to say that I am WANTING to have cancer – I would like to hear this from someone that I can trust. Believe me, I am happy that he said that it is probably benign, but in giving me two different names for my cyst, he gave me two different definitions for it. Why is it I have really no more answers than I did before? Is there anyone that can explain this to me? So am I back to square one on this? I am more pissed off than ever. I was so angry at the appointment I was in tears. Here, I expected this doctor to give me answers, and instead I get more questions. I am soooo tired of questions.