Long visit, lasted over an hour.
Met with my doctor, plus a new oncologist who specializes in
unusual problems/situations, and a new oncology pain manager who was a NP.
Had my PSA taken, only reason was in case when I meet with
the VA if they wanted a more current one.
I may post the results here, more curious than anything. One in April was 64.x, so my guess, is that
its around 80. Anyone care to make their
The pain specialist said my case was unusual in the amount
of pain I have been dealing with. She
said most cancer patients don’t reach these levels of pain until they are in
the end stage in hospice, and then, its usually only in terms of weeks or a few
months. Not the 3 ½ years I have been
dealing with severe pain.
The new doctor wants to do some special MRI’s on me. They are to be done on December 3rd. She wants to see the insides of both
hips. Will be done without and with
contrasts. She had a theory, that in
some cases, the cancer can spread to the marrow in the bones, as opposed to
normal bone mets that show up on the surfaces of the bones. She has also ordered bone density tests,
something that has never been done on me before. She was very concerned about my hips just
giving out without reason.
My doctor ordered a script for me so I can get a rolling
walker as soon as possible. Said that if
I were to fall and break a hip under my circumstances, it would be a long and difficult
recovery for me. Hope to have one by the
end of the week. Going to have to forgot
about any pride issues.
This was my first time at Gibbs where they were using a team
approach with me, and I must say I liked it.
In a mind blank, may add on to this post later. I see my doctor again on December 4th
after the MRI’s are done.