Sep 24, 2013 - 2:30 pm
People are often told that they aren't candidates for surgery; 2 months ago we reached a critical point, tumour causing blindness and more, our surgeon didn't want to even try, second opinion said just radiate for palliation, our original surgeon decided to try after pressure, alas he failed and caused severe memory loss and also 'missed' a tumour.
We went for a third opinion, it was a knife in the heart, he told us to 'stop chasing surgical rainbows' (exact words) and radiate what disease was left then 'enjoy the short time left'.
So we got a fourth opinion, the surgeon said he could remove everything (for a fee) so we borrowed a chunk of cash and flew 10,000 miles. The surgeon removed all the 'inoperable' tumours.
We are still in the fight, bruised and battered and some hormone problems, but fighting.
I guess the moral is get an opinion you like and some surgeons are way better than others.