You know that I feel like you do on this subject. From the time I had my first major medical crisis at age 28, through the years, 3 former bouts of cancer prior to PC, and a total of 8 surgeries, I too have had my share of good, caring, professional doctors and nurses. I am proud that my own wife is in that group.
Right now, I am very happy about
my team of GP, Uro/Surgeon, and Radiation Oncologist. I get treated well and with full dignity. On Monday, when my SP cath blocked up, my uro (with a full load of patients) stopped what he was doing and helped me resolve the issue, I don't think I was in the waiting room for 2 full minutes. And even then, he didn't rush me. Then he handed me a full cath irragation kit, so that my wife could flush it if it were to block again in the nights or weekends, as he does not want any one messing with me in the ER again.
Only twice in my adult life, have I dismissed two potential doctors, and it wasn't because of lack of skill or a mistake, it was because there was an attitude problem and I didn't feel comfortable.
If there are bad apples, I have been spared from them. In my eyes as a layman, there's no such thing as a dumb doctor or nurse, its too hard to become one in the first place.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marginPost Surgery PSA
: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16Latest:
7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.
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