Ok, here is the situation:
First, my husband's second biopsy report read from John Hopkins is back as same result as the first one, still (3+3) 6. according to nurse whom we called. asked them to mail it to us. Nobody let us do another PSA test. his last PSA was done in August. Should we ask for another PSA test to find out if it arising?
Second, My husband and I are having two different approaches towards to this PC. He think it is not a big problem, so a local surgeon who only did 200 of robotic surgery is fine with him. He only did a little research or reading and has no intention to know more about
it (he doesn't have much time for this). He still eats red meat and drinks. I am not complaint him here but describe his reaction to his cancer. Maybe men just care less about
their health problem (from Tony's post regarding the difference between PC and Breast cancer )? He is a wonderful man and a loving caring husband and great father always.
ok, go back to subject. His urologist recommend two surgeons for him. One is Dr. John K. Burger (riverside hospital) who I find out he is pretty busy. we need waiting a month to see him and don't know how long have to wait to get surgery done. He is doing about
20 surgery per week. and the review for him is pretty good.
Since my husband couldn't see him soon, then the second one is Dr. Jason Jankowski who is about
37 year old and only did about
200 surgery. He can see my husband soon and the nurse was told my husband that she would let her husband done my him. So, my husband likes the idea to let this young surgeon who had little experience to do the operation. This makes me concerned a lot! 200? not me. So we were trying to find out any review or rating on this doctor see if we can find out more. we coul'd find any useful information even we paid on some site.
Due to my insist, my husband agreed to see Dr. Jihad Kaouk in Cleavland Clinic after two weeks (Oct. 22) but I know this wouldn't be his first choice if he can get it done locally. Well, I just have to keep nagging.
I did step back, because Dr Mani Menon In henry ford hospital is not participating in our insurance, so my husband had more reason not to go there and I agreed. I look bad guys, I hate to tell him where to do the surgery and who he should see. I fully respect his choice on doctors but this is something that we can't make mistake. Believe or not, we, my husband and I, were never had any disagreement or argument or fight on any issues since we met each other many years ago. Now i feel i acting like a control freak. I totally understand that my husband is working very hard on his job. he works 14 hours a day and some hours on weekend. the stress from job is a big burden on him. That's why he don't want any stress form travel to another city to get surgery done.
Sleepless09, thanks for your advise. too bad we don't' know many medical staff here in Columbus but we will keep our eyes
ChrisR, have question for you, is Dr. John K. Burger the one you mentioned in earlier post saying that he is the good one in Columbus area? if that is the case, we may have to stick to him. I'll email you and feel free to email me at email@example.com. Thanks so much!
Sorry for the little uneasy tone and Thanks for listen.
God bless you!
Post Edited (qjenxu) : 10/8/2009 8:00:23 AM (GMT-6)