Friday, September 08, 2006

I wasn't expecting this

The oncologist's office called today. They didn't get a good sample on the biopsy last week, and so they're scheduling a new biopsy for me (probably a core biopsy again).

How much does this suck? Well, quite a lot. I was very upset after receiving the phone call, because I just don't want to have to go through the procedure again. Sigh.

The bright spot here is that the oncologist's office called me, without me calling them first - which means that the oncologist actually looked at the results before my appointment next Thursday. It also means that she took the initiative to determine the next steps. I'm very, very pleased with that. As well, I talked to a different nurse who is much, much nicer than the usual nurse.


Anonymous said...

That's got to be difficult to deal with. Both putting off the 'knowing' part and having to have the procedure again.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

It's excellent that the oncologist called you first. That definately shows they are a bit more proactive about things. And it does really suck that you have to go through that proceedure again. Maybe there is some way you can be made more comfortable during the proceedure? I know there is a drug that can cause you to not remember what happened, is it possible to ask for that?

Love you