Jun 30, 2022 01:13AM k-gobby wrote:
I wanted to share after reading all your posts. I always say I found my lump then contacted my friends PC doctor. Within a week, I got the PA in the hospital. She got me in for a mammogram and us in the week. A biopsy was added as the Dr was available. With in a week, stage 2, 5 cm. The PA suggested a local surgeon, or said choose COH.
My first visit there was with a BS. She wrote out my choices of treatment. I kept her paper. She got my MO. She also ordered the MRI. Bone scan and CT scan. Covid was still a problem in 2021. But opened way more since 2020. I feel blessed I got to COH when I did.
Until last Friday, I only met with my MO and her PA for one year. Also add in my BS and the Gyno Dr. The COH is big on scheduling. Visits take some c time to get to, but I have asked every question I had. This last Friday, my team was on vacation. I had someone new. She identified my arm pain as lymphodema. She scheduled out my next CT, bone scan and US.
My insurance has covered. But the cancer centers of America have now been bought by COH. That many more people may just get better, target Care. Yet, how will the COH doctor team handle all those people?
We must advocate for ourselves. Ask questions. Bring someone with us for support.
Here we can meet people like us. Fearful. Hopeful. Joyful. Sad. Supporting each other.