It goes that way some times. In my brother's case we knew we really wanted to do Brachy but the insurance may us get a evaluation from the surgeon, to prove surgery wouldn't work. Then we were sent to the RO who did IMRT - again to show cause why my brother couldn't do that. Then we went to a URO who specialized in Brachy but turns out he is in a partnership with an RO who does the actual procedure so we had to be seen by both - and not they didn't share an office.
Took us the better part of 5 weeks to get through all these appointments and when finally approved we had to wait another 3 weeks for the procedure date.
All that to do what our first URO said to do ASAP. So it's possible that ASAP could mean some time in January...
Hang in there, you'll fight through it.
I'll be in the shop.
Age 54, 52 at DX
PSA 4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13, .7 5/14, .5 10/14
2 out of 14 cores positive
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