So, I just got diagnosed, have the last of my tests today, am starting chemo soon...
My oncologist is at MGH, I met him the day I got the call, so I was really overwhelmed. I liked him enough. He was a referral from my PCP, but I've never been totally set on having him specifically, I might change.
Anyway, I wanted to know how long it usually takes your doctors to get message you back, and if it's the doctor directly or their nurse that handles it. Also, how often do you send messages? What's normal for that?
I sent over a few questions on Saturday, and didn't hear anything until Tuesday around five, when a nurse called me back. I was about to go into another appointment, but we talked about the most pressing issue (see below) and she said she'd call back the next day. It's now halfway through Thursday, and nothing.
One of the questions I had asked (that works have been really good to know the answer to earlier) was about a tooth that needed to be pulled. I wasn't sure about starting chemo with a wound, but also didn't want an infection during. Anyway, it didn't seem like she had checked with the doctor at all (she asked *me* when I was supposed to start chemo), and I'm just really frustrated. If this is normal, I guess I'll live, but none of it really seems good.
Ugh. Feedback? And any doctor rec's for Boston?
Diagnosed October 5, 2017. Indentation at nipple with lump underneath, and cancer in node. Waiting on test results, then go straight into chemo. Eep!
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