Feb 14, 2013 - 8:24 pm
Sorry about the title, but just didn't know what else to say. As you know, we are caught somewhere between the H&N and Lung Cancer. I can't really identify with any of the Lung Cancer posts so I guess you guys are stuck with me for a while.
For many years now, I have been presenting each and every physician we see with a list of hubby's current medical conditions(including heart device), medicines, and attending physicians. Now I know that we all would like to feel that we are of some importance when we seek medical help. WOULDN'T YOU THINK THAT THE PHYSICIAN WOULD AT LEAST GLANCE AT YOUR LISTS?
Last week we saw a Urologist who scheduled a Cystoscopy today. Today, I gave the nurse an updated medication list and hubby told her again of his pacemaker and other possible problems and of course, she said the doctor was aware of it. During the procedure, which was not successful, hubby again mentioned his pacemaker and CHF. I, of course, was not in the room. He said the doctor immediately stopped the procedure and said "I didn't know you had a pacemaker. Let me get my stethocope and check your heart". Now don't that beat all.
Where do I select these great physicians from, you ask? Why, from my United Healthcare list of "Premium Physicians", of course. I'd hate to choose one that's not Premium.
Anyway, the bottom line is that the Emg. staff that mistreated him in Dec. tore something inside his penis and there is now a flap of skin inside keeping his bladder from emptying which will require hospitalization and surgery. (Don't know all the right technical stuff for this) This is set for Feb. 22. Hoping this does not interfere with the teeth extraction which I was hoping would occur that same week.
In case I missed this part, lung radiation mapping is complete. There are two tumors(one overlapping the other) and I expect radiation to start on or around Feb. 26. Not sure about that yet.
Thanks again for letting me vent. It saves my throat from screaming.