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Good for you on setting up an appointment with a different doctor! You know what I learned from going through all of that with my ex? Doctors are not 'all knowing gods in white coats." I am now no longer worried about speaking to a doctor and 'wasting their time' asking tons of questions and moving on to a second or third if I'm not satisfied.

You are your mothers advocate and you have a right to demand answers and knowledge of available treatment...keep us posted!

Oh, and definitely write down all the questions you have and take the list with you, or you will forget half of them ;)
[QUOTE=Xant;3082001]Good for you on setting up an appointment with a different doctor! You know what I learned from going through all of that with my ex? Doctors are not 'all knowing gods in white coats." I am now no longer worried about speaking to a doctor and 'wasting their time' asking tons of questions and moving on to a second or third if I'm not satisfied.

You are your mothers advocate and you have a right to demand answers and knowledge of available treatment...keep us posted!

Oh, and definitely write down all the questions you have and take the list with you, or you will forget half of them ;)[/QUOTE]

Thank you.

What I believe is that this doctor just didn’t have the right personality for us. I need a certain “bedside manner” in a case like this, and he just didn’t have it. Even if he was delivering hopeful/good news, he was still a downer. To the point where – I swear it – he was ready to look over at me and say, “And don’t you be surprised to know you have it too and have the same amount of time ahead of you! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!” I mean really!

If it’s to be I can {try to} accept that. As can she. But for our peace of mind we need to meet with someone we can relate to/talk with and get recommendations and feel comfortable with. There’s nothing we need more than that at a time like this.

[QUOTE=jen4relient;3082594]Hey Pittsburgh. I understand what you're going through- my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV terminal colon cancer, was told he has less than 6 months left. he is responding to chemo so far, though.[/quote]I am sorry to hear that and happy for you in the same breath…is that possible? I am sorry to hear of your dad’s diagnosis, but happy to hear that he is positively responding to the chemo. If enough people do well with what’s available, we may be able to kick this disease’s butt yet!!! Keep me posted.

[QUOTE=jen4relient;3082594]i agree with everyone who has said to get a second opinion. [b]we have a friend who is a doc at sloan kettering, and he said that our chances of getting accepted are slim because they don't take cases which will worsen their mortality rates[/b]. [/quote]You know, I’m so green – I would have NEVER thought of that when reading of the success rates of certain hospitals for diseases…but in a way – a sad way – it makes sense.

[QUOTE=jen4relient;3082594]keep asking about clinical trials (that's what we did and we got in a great one). i'll be praying for you. i know what it's like to fear losing your best friend. :([/QUOTE]We are waiting to hear about local clinical trials right now and will also ask this other doctor about them as well. I’m not going to have any regrets of what I “should have” done in trying to get a solution.





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