Friday, November 14, 2014

Doctor Whoosh!

So...I had an appointment with my oncologist yesterday morning. It was a 9 a.m. appointment, so I had to leave home at 7 a.m. since it's a two hour drive. A bit earlier than I prefer to get out and about. I made it barely on time and was promptly ushered back to an examination room. This was unusual since they normally run about 45 minutes behind on their appointments. After several nurses took my vitals, checked my medication list, and reviewed my current state of health, I expected to consult with the doctor about something. Maybe his evaluation of my progress or what is coming up...I don't know...something medical in nature. What I got was:

The doctor opens the door and steps into the room.
"Hello, any questions?" Shakes my hand.
"Uh...I guess not." I give him a slightly puzzled look.
"The hospital is changing the color scheme on their website to red and black, we'd be interested in your opinion on how it looks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving."
Whoosh! He's gone.

That's it. Okay, maybe a slightly condensed version, but essentially that was it. Maybe a minute, 90 seconds max. I drove for two hours and made a $25 co-pay for something I could have done by phone?

Anyway, I was advised by one of the nurses that I get another CT scan in mid-December to check on my progress. Praying for good news. Also an appointment with the kidney specialist next week.

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