May 28, 2013 - 2:11 am
I've seen two doctors after moving from SF to the LA area. One was a general oncologist, who I figured I didn't need to see and yep, I totally didn't need to see him. I guess I had to pay him a visit, though, to enter the UCLA system for post-treatment surveillance by a H&N specialist. At any rate, he didn't do much of what he said he would, like get all my records centralized (I brought electronic versions and CDs) and he was the one who couldn't get the PET scan approved... and took almost a month to get to the point of telling me I should just have a CT instead.
Then I went to the H&N specialist, who was awesome. He gave me the all clear in terms of what he saw with the scope (which I posted about a while back) and said he knew some tricks to get the PET scan approved. They worked, and I had the scan on Friday. The tech said the results are delivered in 24 hours... but they had the first doctor down instead of the second one for the point of contact. I corrected them twice, but I'm pretty sure they're going to just tell the first doctor and then he'll take forever to let me know! I'm going to call on Wednesday if I haven't heard anything.
I feel like I've had a pretty good sense of zen about the whole thing until just now. I was super busy last week (mother in law visiting for the first time) and I'll be busy tomorrow too (first day in the office for a week). Hopefully that will keep my mind off it.
My fingers are crossed to mark the one year anniversary of ringing the bell (June 1) with NED! :-)