Jun 22, 2012 - 9:46 am
To add insult to injury, just getting the ball rolling on treatment can be a real challenge. Dave learned a week ago yesterday that he has Stage III EC and so far nothing has been done! We saw a local oncologist on Tuesday, she was more than willing to order at PET scan, but since we told her we have plans to be seen by the team at Hopkins on Wed of next week we've held off on doing anything prior to that. Dave talked to Hopkins on Tuesday, and was told they'd get back with him. Here it is Friday morning, and to the best of my knowledge no call yet. I called the nurse practicioner last night and left a msg, saying please get back with us stat as we need to get on this. I haven't talked to Dave yet today (we're not married just dating) and don't want to hound him about this. But I am not happy. As I said in my introductory post I am not a shrinking violet, I will get to the bottom of this, but the esteemed Hopkins may be world renowned and cutting edge in research and treatment BUT you've got to get in the door first! My daughter who is in the medical field has confirmed this... Hopkins sometimes fails in their bedside manner. My goal is to get Dave the best possible treatment, and if Hopkins is going to drag their feet then we'll go across town to the University of Maryland. Has anyone else had difficulties getting treatment started?