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soccerfreaks
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(Kris Kristofferson/Rita Coolidge reference)

I have been having some back and forths with my nurses and whomevers, the ladies who call you back to say they don't know the answers but will put you through to someone who does and who then turns out to be an answering machine.

I do know, now, that my surgery is out-patient, always a good thing, given a choice, as it means you are leaving, at least in their estimation, on the same day you arrive. Those are the kinds of things I like to hear.

But they still have found no one sufficiently expert enough to explain why I am getting another CT scan, just two weeks after my last one. This one, this question, was merely confounding me until suddenly there was noone around to actually answer the simple question which makes it, to my mind, a much more complex question.

Something I asked in passing, that is, is now something I am asking in earnest.

No worries, of course. It is what it is. I just wish someone would tell me what it is.

FYI, I am not going to post these here anymore, as they seem inappropriate. Back to the blog for me, although I have enjoyed the responses. Take care, all.

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ratface
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for knowing what they speak of, that is those wonderful folks, nurses and doctors, and radiologists that take care of us. That is why I get a wriiten report of every CT scan for my records. I also make them bring them up on screen so I know that they actually read the damn thing. Having amassed quite a few of them by now I can tell you that every radiologists reads a CT differently and uses different terminology to describe what they see. It can literally come down to the "half empty", "half full" anology. It's all to apparent that radiologists really do not take the time to read past reports because this would be reflected in their summaries. It's wise to question them and I'm glad someone is keeping them on their toes.

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soccerfreaks
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RF, I need no reminder: they are the guys who described a lung infection as massive invasion of SCC and 'a minimum of 10 months to live.'

I hear you.

Take care, my friend,

Joe

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Skiffin16
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Maybe they need to flip you over, the front side is done.....

Sorry for the aggravation you're going through Joe.....

John

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soccerfreaks
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Depending on whom you ask, John, the front side has been done for years.

I'M JOKING! I'M JOKING!

Take care, my friend,

Joe

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D Lewis
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So, where's the blog? Your CSN page?

Deb

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soccerfreaks
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Yes'm. What you've been missing hahahaha.

Take care,

Joe

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SASH
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THE END

KTeacher
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I enjoy reading your posts. I had to sign in to respond and the last time I did that the site went down for hours. (Sweet and Skiffin be warned!) Is blog the same as chat. I am really technologically challenged.

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Pam M
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KTeacher,
to get to Soccerfreaks' blogs, you can click on his picture here, then click on the blue "blog" on the screen that comes up.

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Pam M
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Is your current quandary directly related to cancer treatment? Maybe not. But, to me, it is part of your cancer experience - although your current "issue" has nothing to do with cancer (thank goodness) - it is "another brick" - and can be lumped in with a large number of occurrances that would not normally be associated with the cancer "journey" except for the fact that our exposure to the "cancer club" affects the way we experience the occurrances. The way we see and approach "hiccups" in our health path is surely shaped by what we've gone through. Sorry you're gaining more "experience". Makes me crazy when I can't get answers - hope Monday brings relief.

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