OS- not going to take the bait with you this time around. I have seen good doctors, I have had a lot of problems that have nothing to do with doctors, and I am making the best of it. You think whatever you want to think.
Mel - not critisising you as much as you think. You say you are one small step behind me. I don't even get that remark. I have a sky rocketing post-SRT PSA going on with a very failed SRT experience, one that came with ******g my body up for life, that's hardly one small step in front of you. It's an entire different world now.
What difference does it matter if I know now, or on the 25th when I go to Gibbs, I already have my appointment, actually a full month ahead of my original schedule. They have 10 medical oncologists there on staff, and the first visit is long, because they have to evaluate my situation, and fit me with the most suited of their staff to my circumstances. You just need to chill sometime, it would drive me nuts to be so OCD about every little factor going on like this. I am seeking higher level help, what else should I do?
Sometimes I think one should be careful for what they ask for. After I take this step, am I expected to start scouting out fureral directors and cemataries, in case that's needed too in my future? Perhaps that would be considered the norm here too.
David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10