So I had the appointment with the gynecologist today…always a thrill! It is interesting telling my Prophylactic Mastectomy story to people who are not aware. According to her, records are often not sent until you are released from care. Since I am still officially undergoing treatment my GYN had no update since the mammogram of March 2011 that started it all. She was a very interested audience. The person I see at the office is one of the nurse practitioners. I have gone to her for years, much easier to get an appointment that trying to see one of the doctors. She was the one who was there the day I had my miscarriage and she was the one I saw following the birth of both of my beautiful girls.
She added to the chorus of folks who say how brave I am. She also added to the list of those who want me to have further tests. She agrees with the colonoscopy and not to be out done by other doctors, feels I should also go for a pelvis ultrasound. I feel like I am some pawn in a wired medical game, I se you mastectomy and raise you one colonoscopy and a pelvic ultrasound. So if everything were to go perfect, I have at least 5 more medical appointments minimum before we can close this chapter of my life, and when does life go perfect?
The connection between breast and ovarian cancer is known. Can I say clearly how F-ing tired I am of tests and doctors? Of course I will go but think I am going to hold off making an appointment until next week. I hope to get a date nailed down for the last of the breast procedures before making more appointments. I sure hope it is the last!
3 thoughts on “Never ending medical appointments”
AMEN! Hear you loud and clear. I will be cheering for you when the appointments stop. Sadly it appears ours will go on forever. Hang in there. You are doing such an impressive job!
You are so positive I so admire that! Your Meghan is a very lucky girl to have such a great Mom! I have allowed myself to get a little down but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I need to snap out of the funk! Tomorrow is another day!
We all need a funk sometimes… just need to keep them short! 🙂 You do a darn good job. No worries!