celebrate life said...
Our MO checked Gary's "T" levels once after initial ADT kicked in and he was at 11, if I recall. Then, I saw the threads where everyone was getting follow up T level checks and so I I asked about it. For some reason this really irritated the doc and he made a point of putting in the notes next to the initial test " very good response". I quit asking. He still gets lupron every three months.
We have a grandson through marriage named Roberto Franco. Everyone calls him Beto. Gary calls him Bobby Franco. He calls Gary P-Paw.
Doctors tend to forget they're working for us, that WE are paying THEM for services. Frankly, I'd never stay with a doctor who got irritated by me asking questions. That's simply outrageous. If I sensed my doctor was irritated, I would directly confront him about
You can "fire" your doctors. I have, as have others here. I've done it respectfully, just asking for my follow up care appointments with another doctor.
Don't quit asking anything. You deserve to know enough to be satisfied.
Bx: 6/12 pos, G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2@100%, 80%, 10%), PNI+
cT3a (3T mpMRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-)
Date PSA fPSA
9/12 4.1 15%
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 3 yrs: Lupron/Casodex, ended 3/16
PSA <0.1 : 8/13 - 5/16;
rising - 0.2-8/16, 0.5-12/16, 0.7-3/17, 0.8-5/17, TBD-7/17