Feb 03, 2014 - 5:43 am
Last week I ended up at urgent care with flu-like symptoms.They sent my husband and I to the ER.
Upon learning I am a tongue cancer survivor, they ordered a CT scan... my very first one.
We were later sent home ...all labs looked good. Suggested that may have a virus. (Did get flu shot a couple of months ago.)
My primary M.D. received reports and called us. Talked with my husband. Told him I was a very sick woman due to two lesions on the scan. This was Friday.
Primary contacted my oncologist, whom I was released from the end of chemo. Told there was nothing more he could do for me and my ENT would follow up on my care, which he has.
My ENT is highly respected, and has followed me closely, with good reports. He also did my surgery.
My M.D. on the other hand, has always been obsessed with my tongue cancer and afraid it was going to spread. Even mentioned at one time that it could go to my brain. He wanted me to have other scans done like a PET scan, but my ENT said NO, it was not helpful for my type of cancer. Primary M.D. backed off. We've noticed that he did not call the ENT doctor first, but the oncologist who I have not seen for over a year. Who we are seeing later this morning. I'm up at 2:30 in the morning thinking about stuff.
How did it all get so crazy so fast? I started out with an orthopedic referral for some back and leg pain. Became sleep deprived due to that pain. Then got sick... Fatigue and vomiting. Now talk of possible brain tumor? Everything was going pretty good before this.
Expecting to hear from ENT this morning as well. He's the man...the specialist here. The one who has taken very good care of me.
I visit here often and feel connected. For that I thank you all.