Just had MO appointment
what an overwhelming appointment. Nurse navigator, NP, social worker and then Dr.
it hit me pulling into the parking lot, right by the Cancer Center sign. When nurse navigator asked some cancer questions the tears came. The NP came in, was very "stiff" but okay. but the Dr?
He flaly refused to work with me. I had questions and had done a lot of "research" so I could ask smart questions. He basically marched in the room, said Tamoxifem and that was it. I asked about Ais (I am older, post meno, have arthritis as well as a few other issues) He said they would not work, etc etc. I expressed concern over side effects...he asked where I got info and I said breastcancer.org. he said it was not a valid site. WTF?
I tried to be understanding, saying I realize I don't know how I am going to react...asked about a low dose to start..NO! He finally said an AI, one not on my list, but it would give me joint pain. That would disable me more with my arthritis.
he also refused to work with me regarding my hearing loss.
I know I am spoiled by having such a magnificent surgeon...I know this is all a whirlwind and has hit me hard...but has anyone else had a **** MO?
I hope next appointment I only have to deal with Nurse Practitioner........
I can't change, it's a small center with 3 drs. He is the head of the dept.
I am emotionally drained......and feel beaten down.
I have radiology on Friday. I can only hope they are decent. but right now I doubt it.
So, vent aside...please tell me POSITIVES about TAMOXIFEN....
thank you guys...I so know this could be so much worse.........but...