Anybody here experience something similar?
I just read your post for the first time, and was prepping myself emotionally to re-tell my story of how my PCa was missed, we were right in the middle of retirement and moving a thousand miles away when I finally had surgery and had to delay adjuvant radiation due to some complications. Then after reading the rest of your thread and the surprising developments, I have to alter my reply to one remark you made about
getting involved in a lawsuit.
So I gotta ask, are you really prepared to draw out your emotional response to what happened to you by getting into a lengthy legal battle? Will it make you feel any better? Yes, there is the initial reaction to seek "revenge", but the pathologist who read your slides was just looking for the "expected" prostate cancer, not something off the wall. Your doctors stalling about
forwarding the slides were probably just busy. Lame excuses, I know. But you may be better off just putting all this behind you and focus on moving forward.
I've been there. Felt I should sue somebody. Would it help? or would it just deepen the wounds. I try to remember that whose who wronged me are only human and make mistakes, like we all do. Granted it has affected your life tremendously, and was just some small thing to them. But personally I've had to talk myself out of it any time the thought pops into my head. I don't want to hurt anyone else and I certainly don't want to pile more bitter memories on top of those that already plague me. I'm guessing that your rational side will win out over your emotional side. It's tough to do, but in the long run you'll be better off just hoping to put it behind you.