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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-21-08 10:44 PM
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61. In my case, I had work and family to keep me
preoccupied. I was feeling badly, but during the whole three months I had weekly check ups with my doc. He basically had me convinced that it was probably nothing since many women get these thyroid nodules and 90% of the time they amount to nothing. But I had read that if men get them, the cancer rate is much higher so I was worrying, but I knew my tumor had been caught very early by an excellent P.A.! I trust this guy without question. He's awesome. So between work, family and a good doc, I dealt with it. My surgeon, once I had surgery, was excellent as well. My endocronologist though not so much plus after surgery I was only able to see my oncologist for about six months before my damn insurance company dropped him! Actually, he chose not to renew with the company because he never could fight through their red tape even to get paid for services rendered. He gave me a heads-up and even referred me to oncologists that took my insurance, but in the end, my general practioner has been doing all the oncology stuff for me and in one more year, I will be five years out from cancer! Yeah!

Anyhow, you can fight this, A positive attitude, a good physician and family support are what you need. Just understand that there will tons of red tape. That is life under the medical system that we have. I suppose docs need some time off too, but to make people wait needelessly is not right. But I am sure once you are in, the ball will get rolling.
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  -Finally, an update on my cancer. Longhorn  Mar-21-08 01:38 PM   #0 
  - Good luck to you, hun!  AspieGrrl   Mar-21-08 01:41 PM   #1 
  - Thanks, Friend!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:48 PM   #8 
  - Good luck!  mainegreen   Mar-21-08 01:43 PM   #2 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:48 PM   #9 
  - I'm sorry to hear you're getting the run-around, Longhorn!  Flaxbee   Mar-21-08 01:44 PM   #3 
  - It really is a shame that the patient has to work so hard.  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:50 PM   #10 
  - thank you for updating  auntAgonist   Mar-21-08 01:45 PM   #4 
  - Thanks, Kesha!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:52 PM   #11 
  - Appreciate the update Longhorn  supernova   Mar-21-08 01:46 PM   #5 
  - That's good to know!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:53 PM   #12 
  - Sending you vibes.  applegrove   Mar-21-08 01:46 PM   #6 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:54 PM   #13 
  - I will keep the good vibes  lost-in-nj   Mar-21-08 01:47 PM   #7 
  - How amazing!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 01:58 PM   #14 
  - Unbelievable!  FloridaJudy   Mar-21-08 01:58 PM   #15 
  - Yes, I found the situation absolutely shocking.  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 02:33 PM   #16 
     - First of all, love the boots.  Sheltiemama   Mar-22-08 07:16 PM   #83 
        - This is my first venture into the medical world  Longhorn   Mar-23-08 10:28 PM   #88 
  - Sorry to hear about the runaround....  turtlensue   Mar-21-08 02:38 PM   #17 
  - I've read about both of those places  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 02:53 PM   #19 
  - Dealings with doctors can be nerve wracking, I know!  Akoto   Mar-21-08 02:53 PM   #18 
  - Oh, no!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 02:58 PM   #21 
     - I hope so, too!  Akoto   Mar-21-08 03:12 PM   #28 
        - I don't know if it's strength  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 05:43 PM   #38 
  - Good luck!  ceile   Mar-21-08 02:56 PM   #20 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 02:59 PM   #22 
  - I am sorry that you got the run-around from the "world famous" doc. And good  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-21-08 03:00 PM   #23 
  - I'll probably be glad that he's so famous  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 03:07 PM   #25 
  - Thinking of you.  BarenakedLady   Mar-21-08 03:02 PM   #24 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 03:08 PM   #26 
  - you hang tough  MissMillie   Mar-21-08 03:08 PM   #27 
  - I will, MissMillie!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 04:06 PM   #31 
  - dear Longhorn  UndertheOcean   Mar-21-08 03:14 PM   #29 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 04:09 PM   #33 
  - Longhorn,  Delphinus   Mar-21-08 04:00 PM   #30 
  - Thanks so much!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 04:11 PM   #35 
  - I'm so glad you are keeping a positive attitude!  KC2   Mar-21-08 04:07 PM   #32 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 04:12 PM   #36 
  - good Lord, sweetie, its a good thing you have big balls-  lavenderdiva   Mar-21-08 04:11 PM   #34 
  - Well, I don't know about balls  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 04:19 PM   #37 
  - Keep on kickin', honey!  SeattleGirl   Mar-21-08 05:54 PM   #39 
  - The boots I got also come in red  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 06:04 PM   #42 
  - You are going to live a long, long life  ultrabrown   Mar-21-08 05:56 PM   #40 
  - I could go for that!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 06:05 PM   #43 
  - Damn. I understand that doctors have a right to go on vacation too  ThomCat   Mar-21-08 05:58 PM   #41 
  - So true!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 06:09 PM   #44 
  - What a story!  GOPisEvil   Mar-21-08 08:01 PM   #45 
  - I will, thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 08:43 PM   #46 
     - Thanks! The Big 12 is rockin' this year (except for Baylor).  GOPisEvil   Mar-21-08 09:38 PM   #47 
        - Me, too!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:47 PM   #63 
  - Sweetie, I'm in there, kicking for you, still!  mwdem   Mar-21-08 09:44 PM   #48 
  - I know you know  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:19 PM   #52 
     - You just keep those boots on.  mwdem   Mar-21-08 10:23 PM   #55 
  - Sheesh, what a run-around, but things seem to be looking up  barb162   Mar-21-08 09:54 PM   #49 
  - I feel much calmer now.  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:21 PM   #53 
     - Good!  barb162   Mar-22-08 12:01 AM   #75 
  - I am wishing you well!  Darth_Kitten   Mar-21-08 09:59 PM   #50 
  - Thanks, DK!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:22 PM   #54 
     - Just get better......and kick some butt!  Darth_Kitten   Mar-21-08 10:25 PM   #57 
  - What a run-a-round. Sorry for this but at least you have the appt.  Maestro   Mar-21-08 10:09 PM   #51 
  - Wow, how did you stay sane?  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:25 PM   #58 
     - In my case, I had work and family to keep me  Maestro   Mar-21-08 10:44 PM   #61 
        - I have all the necessary ingredients, then.  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:49 PM   #64 
  - Hang in there. I had a runaround at MDA also, but once  Redbear   Mar-21-08 10:23 PM   #56 
  - That gives me much hope!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:26 PM   #59 
  - I salute your stick-to-it-iveness  CBHagman   Mar-21-08 10:43 PM   #60 
  - As soon as I get the pathologist's report  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:50 PM   #65 
  - ~  Tuesday Afternoon   Mar-21-08 10:45 PM   #62 
  - Back atcha!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 10:51 PM   #66 
  - Oh, yeah, and btw, Cowgirl Up!!  mwdem   Mar-21-08 10:52 PM   #67 
  - Wow! I decided to Google "Cowgirl Up" and look what I found!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 11:00 PM   #69 
     - Sweeeeeet!  mwdem   Mar-21-08 11:02 PM   #70 
     - Do you watch "Wife Swap?"  Sheltiemama   Mar-23-08 08:46 PM   #84 
        - No, I've never seen the show.  Longhorn   Mar-23-08 10:23 PM   #86 
  - You kick serious butt in my book, Longhorn!  Lex   Mar-21-08 10:59 PM   #68 
  - That is one cool graphic, Lex!  Longhorn   Mar-21-08 11:04 PM   #71 
     - I stole it for you.  Lex   Mar-21-08 11:07 PM   #72 
  - ARGH! How frustrating.  KitchenWitch   Mar-21-08 11:49 PM   #73 
  - Can you believe that one time when I was talking to the doctor,  Longhorn   Mar-22-08 08:22 AM   #78 
     - LOL  KitchenWitch   Mar-22-08 11:30 AM   #82 
  - Hugs to you.  emilyg   Mar-22-08 12:00 AM   #74 
  - Thanks, Emily!  Longhorn   Mar-22-08 08:22 AM   #79 
  - Hang in there! You're in my thoughts!  Oregonian   Mar-22-08 12:17 AM   #76 
  - That's the plan!  Longhorn   Mar-22-08 08:23 AM   #80 
  - Sooooo - the pathologist got the slides on the frickin'goddam THIRTEENTH of March, and a report  kath   Mar-22-08 01:33 AM   #77 
  - Yes, you got the timetable down exactly!  Longhorn   Mar-22-08 08:46 AM   #81 
  - Those are some fly boots!  fortyfeetunder   Mar-23-08 09:59 PM   #85 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-23-08 10:25 PM   #87 
  - Love the boots  ashling   Mar-23-08 10:29 PM   #89 
  - Thanks!  Longhorn   Mar-23-08 11:18 PM   #92 
  - Sorry to hear you got such a runaround  tammywammy   Mar-23-08 10:36 PM   #90 
  - Thanks for sharing your boyfriend's dad's story!  Longhorn   Mar-23-08 11:19 PM   #93 
     - I'll be keeping you in my prayers  tammywammy   Mar-23-08 11:26 PM   #95 
  - What you've been through,  Sugar Smack   Mar-23-08 10:36 PM   #91 
  - I couldn't imagine it either.  Longhorn   Mar-23-08 11:21 PM   #94 
  - Thanks for the update, and of course you're in my prayers!  Scooter24   Mar-24-08 12:12 AM   #96 
  - Your mother sounds like she really cares about her patients!  Longhorn   Mar-24-08 06:36 AM   #99 
  - There's some better news in your update  CreekDog   Mar-24-08 01:34 AM   #97 
  - Much appreciated!  Longhorn   Mar-24-08 06:37 AM   #100 
  - Ganbaruyo!  sakabatou   Mar-24-08 03:04 AM   #98 
  - I will!  Longhorn   Mar-24-08 06:39 AM   #101 
  - My thoughts and prayers go out to you.  shaniqua6392   Mar-24-08 06:51 AM   #102 
     - No, I thought the same thing!  Longhorn   Mar-24-08 06:57 AM   #103 
        - OMG!! That is fabulous and I love it.  shaniqua6392   Mar-24-08 07:23 AM   #104 
 

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