Gayle,gaylejackson2 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:07 amDear Friends,
Well I definitely feel better informed now than I have been over the past couple of weeks, however we are in a sense back to square one. The appointment went like this:
We got there 40 mins early, no problem they say. Got checked in, then they sent me back to change and wait in the womens-only waiting room. Then they took me to a consult room to wait until the radiologist was ready for us.
He (Dr Joseph Garrity) decided to ultrasound my lymph nodes first to see if he could see any cancer in them which he couldn't. Then he asked who my surgeon was, and he & another Dr of radiology (Megan S) who’d stepped in to verify what he was seeing, were thrown for a loop when I said that no one had told me, and that we’d been told we would find out that day.
So the good news is there is no visible cancer in my lymph nodes, but the frustrating news at the time was that no one seemed to have a clue who my surgeon was to be, and they assumed that my OBGYN DR was the one who’d ordered the lymph node biopsy.
I was told quite nonchalantly that “Breast Cancer is not an emergency-type of cancer,” so my lumpectomy Would happen, just maybe not for 6weeks to 6months. Oh!! Talk about a downer!! (This came from the nurse coordinator.) I controlled my expression, but I felt really upset over her words. She also said because we didn't know who our surgeon was, then we just dropped to the bottom of the surgery schedule, and would likely have to repeat some tests. Oh goodie, hear my joy!)
Before we left, I actually cried in the bathroom a little, then steeled myself and called my OBGYN’s nurse to explain what had happened.
So... this morning, OBGYN’s nurse called me. She said All of my records & films had been sent to a Dr Prystas (said: priss-tuss), and that they had not had anything to do with my cancer screenings/treatment since then. However she did share an office number with me, which I’ve called and have left a msg for Janet in New Patients.
So I’m back to waiting for something to happen.
That is just absurd. Taking care of a medical problem in a timely manner should not be this hard. It is not right to make a patient wait and wonder.
So....tomorrow morning I would be on the phone nonstop until I had an appointment with someone.
Is this Dr. Prytas a surgeon?
Gayle, don't wait for something to happen....you have to MAKE it happen.
Tell whoever you get on the phone that you made the trip all the way there because you were told that you would be given a surgeon THAT DAY.
Sorry.....this just aggrivates me no end.