Posted 5/1/2021 6:00 AM (GMT -6)
I will echo SR. SAILOR'S wise and sage advice ...
It is May 1st ---- and you mentioned you have an appointment in July.
You have everything to gain by becoming your own advocate, and asking for a more timely appointment.
Spring is already here ---- there's no reason you need to wait until summer to address your medical concerns.
Most oncologists save an appointment or two, each week, for patient needs that arise.
Make a call, Monday morning, and ask to see a top-notch medical oncologist this month.
Sometimes we have to be our own advocate, and push forward and state a concern, when the need arises.
Something I do now --- I book my next follow-up appointments in advance, as I know some oncology centers get booked up.
My oncologist looks after my case like a hawk ---- that's to my benefit ---- and I check in with him monthly, with labs done every month.
Each case is different, but this is the follow-up care plan that I need.
You deserve an appointment SOON --- not later this summer. Please find a way to see an oncologist soon --- you deserve the best.
Looking out for you --- wanting all the best for you ~~~
CYCLONE ~~~ # Iowa State University