Well this confusion simply shouldnt be allowed to take place. We are talking people's lives here, that's the WHY you (all of us) are reading this at this very moment our life!
Rad Onc and I agreee we do ultra post srt.
The lab at the hospital, I have to remind them it's an "ULTRA".
I know from last time it had to be sent out for the ultra.
Almost as if they dont fully get the distinction. AND ITS A PRESCIPTION.
When I call today the rad unit nurse says "well you'll be meeting with him Wed".. As if 'whats the hurry with getting the result.. you'll see him in a few days".
She WAS and IS nice, dont get me wrong..
But it just sems to me that if I were a woman calling about
my Breast Cancer test results, these medical staff members would appreciate the gravity of that information to the patient, whereas i'm not feeling it in my case.
They seem kind of casual with things that are basically the scorecard of my life. That psa result, that EXACT psa result matters to me! A LOT!
One year ago this month I was told I had cancer, out of nowhere, just living my life, 51 years old. Last May i've got a robot removing or permenantly effecting much of my sexual and plumbing devices, during a very inconvenient operation.
Then i'm told the pca was aggressive and has escaped the prostate. Failed surgery. For naught. Then the psa starts to rise again.
Off to a radiation chamber where they drill you with poSion that is geiong to mess even more with everything below the belt - AND above the shoulders.
So now it's results time, PSA time, the "WHY" in why someone willinginly swallows 66 gys of radioactivty.
So I call to get the results because me and my wife cant stand it any more, and they mention how i'd be seeing the dr in a few days anyway. I remind her that it's a rather important result to me, and she says "that's ok, I don't mind". I just don't think they understand. BUT they should be trained to!
THIS IS NOT A FRIGGEN GAME.
How do I have confidence in a result where we had to remind ALL THE PLAYERS along the change that it was an "Ultra" sensitive psa test. And thay come back with a result that says "LESS THAN 0.1".
Somthings got to change.
Post Edited (BobCape) : 3/7/2011 9:22:40 AM (GMT-7)