...He then told me sadly that after my appointment, the last spot in his day will be to discuss a G9 biopsy report with a guy who has no clue about what is coming his way. I give this uro credit - he seems genuinely distressed that he has to give a man that news.
Jack - great news on the PSA. Keep it, um, well, down!
Paxton - my uro gave me the G9 biopsy news on the phone. After we had all the subsequent scans, MRI, and so on, he had an office consult with my wife and I. He was rather subdued, and noticeably avoiding eye contact. There wasn't much good news. The only time he brightened up was when I suggested I'd like to talk to a radiologic oncologist, and he fully supported that! That was the only day that I saw my wife visibly upset about
the whole thing. We had a very quiet car ride home that day.
It's easy to forget sometimes that they're people too, and as clinical as they are it must still be tough to give patients difficult news.