I was literally closing the door to my home to go to the doctor's office (one hour away) when the phone rang. The onc's nurse called to tell me the results from the xrays were "negative", no signs of leisions or tumors. Then she said the onc recommended I go for an MRI to check the shoulder, rotator cuff, and upper arm area. I asked her when these results were actually available, and she told me "they were in our office Tuesday morning, but the doctor hasn't had time to call....he is a very busy man". Well, after going off on the nurse, I asked to speak to the doctor, and refused to be put off. After fifteen minutes on hold, he finally answered, and I strongly suggested to him how disappointed I was for not having heard from his office sooner, and how upset my husband and I have been after he told us he wanted to check for bone metestasis. The end result, I told him I was going to be changing to another onc in the clinic, and if he wasn't too busy, he could check my progress through my new doctor. I thanked him for his time, and knowing how busy he was, I wouldn't be taking up any more of his minutes. Ten minutes later I got another call, this time from the doctor direct, and he apologized for having kept us in suspense for so long, and said that sometimes he didn't think properly about how anxious his patients got over results of tests. Maybe this experience has "woken a sleeping giant", but I am not willing to go through this again. I will be changing to another oncologist, recommended by several fellow survivors, who is known for her compassion, and great bedside manner. Maybe her subordinate will learn something from her, and the next patient won't have to go through the "waiting game". Thank you all for your support. Just glad to have the good results, although I am venting at the moment. Hugs to all.