Feb 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm
So tomorrow I go in for my first post operative scan. Barium sulfate cocktail at 10 pm followed by another in the morning. Chest and abdomen. Now the concerning part besides the obvious is that this appointment had been set up since November. I returned from a business trip this week, and I had not heard anything about prepping for a scan. I had assumed that the scan would occur on Tuesday when the Dr. appointment was scheduled. For whatever reason my antenna went up and I decided to call and verify things prior to the Tuesday appointment. I called the cancer center and they verified the Dr. appointment, but said they saw nothing about a scan? My question was simple enough, "I was under the impression I was due my 6 month scan when does that occurr?" They said they would call back. They did call back about an hour later and asked if I could come in for a quick blood test. They scheduled me for the scan on Monday.
Is this normal, or would it be reasonable to assume that the cancer center would be tracking when I would need a scan and call and set that up? What exactly would I be discussing with the oncologist if I had not had a scan? Admittedly I am a bit anxious even though I feel mostly healthy. I swim bike and run 4- 5 days a week and am working 10- 14 hours a day. All comments welcome.