Dec 09, 2011 - 3:30 pm
11/7 PET scan after year fighting colorectal cancer.
11/14 Chemo doc says husband has new liver/lung/prostate cancer, must start different chemo right away. We make appt. with Onc.
11/17 Onc concurs, says it's inoperable, chemo is only hope of buying some time. We make appt w/surgeon for port.
11/21 Surgeon says "wow, this looks bad, we must get started w/chemo". Will get authorization from insurance and schedule port, probably 12/9.
12/9 Husband calls surgeon because we heard nothing....they are waiting for authorization from insurance. He calls Chemo doc who advises him to call insurance. He calls insurance who says "we faxed that on 12/1" to primary care doc to sign off on. Calls primary care doc who says "we faxed that on 12/2" to surgeon. Calls surgeon back and demands to talk to someone else who says "oh, yes, we have that. We will schedule your port at hospital and call you back." He waits from morning till afternoon, calls back again and they say "why, yes, that's scheduled for 12/15, thought someone called you back".
HOLLY CRAPPIT, BATMAN..................
This isn't getting the oil changed in your car, for God's sake. This is someone's life.
I feel better now.....I've screamed out loud.
You won't believe what happened yesterday (Monday 12/12)! Husband had blood work appt w/chemo doc at 1:45 PM. I pulled my back out and left work cause I was so miserable and got home around 1:30 PM. The phone rings, it's his chemo doc's office asking me when we are going to start his chemo because their records show he now has a port. Now, remember, he doesn't get it till 12/15 (Thursday). I'm baffled, trying to explain that he does not have a port yet and getting kinda pisthy with her because you "freaking drs don't communicate or even write notes in the file when we call you". Then I hear my husband's voice in the background. I say to her "why don't you turn your a$$ around and ask him? He's standing in your window." I immediately appologized for my tone and language (though I didn't mean it) and told her I was frustrated with this whole thing.
When he got home he said the girl appologized to him for calling me, that she had the wrong file in front of her. He said, "well, if I were you, I'd appologize to my wife, because she's a pitbull with a bone and she aint going to let it go."
Buckle up Sweetheart, cause it's gonna be a long and bumpy ride!