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Ribbons
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Joined: Jan 2019

Went for my second check-up since chemo ended. All is good! Will have another in 3 months and a CT scan at that time. I was just feeling differant about this visit and the way my Dr. was. It's kind of funny, almost like when you were a kid in school and you really liked your teacher, but then the next year she had a whole new class. Even though you could still see her and visit a little, it just wasn't the same as actually being in her class. Not that I want to be sent back a grade!! LOL. They all still care about me there, but the focus is more on the new people starting and going through chemo. I think that is how it should be. She encouraged me to re-kindle my relationship with my PCP, especially for small health concerns. (Which is fine because I really love my PCP!)

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Donna Faye
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Joined: Jan 2017

22 years ago I began treatment with the best bunch of cancer folk - small office so saw same RN, same lab tech, same rad, same doctor for 5 years. Every 3 mos. for 2 years, every 6 mos. for 3 years. At the 5 year mark the doc said, "You don't need to come to see us anymore." I was horrified and told him No Way! They are now 600 miles away and I am near a huge teaching hospital where I was treated this time, but I still call them every year and we exchange greeting cards. They are still my back up and still everyone working there. I love my PCP here, but my heart belongs to that small Georgia bunch! I also drop in whenever I am down there!!! They gave me 22 years from a stage III BC.

 

Northwoodsgirl
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Joined: Oct 2009

I can relate to the “funny feeling” that comes as one moves through treatment to surveillance. It is an emotional roller coaster when one is in the throws of treatment. My gynecologist oncologist told me that she didn‘t worry about me but she did have other ladies that she worried about. That was the first sign that I was onto another part of the journey. I was followed for 5 years and can recall vividly my last visit to the gyn/Onc cancer center. Reengaging with primary care practice is different in that they aren‘t necessarily cued into what it means to be a endometrial cancer survivor. Getting a cancer survivor plan wasn’t that well practiced or available 10 years ago. My women’s cancer center will always have a warm spot in my heart for all the great care I received- I am grateful for anyone who cares for people with cancer. Thank you for sharing your observation! 

Lori

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