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Kayt Visits the Oncologist

Today, my Dad and I went to see Dr. Leong. He's the oncologist, and has letters after his name and stuff.

crazedturkey, she of Medical Student Insiderness told me he's nice, and he is. He seemed much less pessimistic too. I just want to kick my GPs arse for telling me I was going to die. While I notice no doctor is willing to tell me it'll all be fine, Dr. Leong seems to think the primary cancer may have receded altogether. All the same, I'm going to Sydney to get a PET scan, where I have to lie still for a whole hour! Yurk! Then I'm going to a dermatologist, so he can look all over my skin to see if he can identify anything suspicious.

The absolute minimum scenario is that they won't find a primary, or any other secondaries. In that event, I have to go into surgery again to have a larger area taken out around the melanoma. Also, they'll chop out anything that looks even remotely cancerous. And then there'll be several years of check ups every few months, to check for anything that might pop up.

Nobody (apart from the over-reacting, apparentally ignorant, "you're going to die" GP) will tell me what the worst case scenario is, and I don't really want to know.

We'll see what happens when I have the PET scan. Still, things are looking much more positive then they were.



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Jun. 9th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)
Oh good. I shall definitely take the relieved optimistic side, then :-)
Jun. 9th, 2006 09:38 am (UTC)
*does the green blob dance*

That's plendiferous news! I do like the sound of this oncologist and I do hope he's right about everything.

Jun. 9th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
*seconds the happy blob of love dance*

Hooray! This is definitely a more positive doctor :D

Jun. 9th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
That's great news, Kayt.

Jun. 9th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
that is:) even better that u have to come to syd :P if u have a sapre few minutes we could do coffee or something :) even jsut to give u a hug hunny :) thanks for keeping us posted :) *many hugs*and choco*

love u lots :)
Jun. 9th, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, definitely liking this Doctor :) he sounds like he knows his stuff alright :D

Now it's time to go beat your old GP with a shovel...
Jun. 9th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
I just want to kick my GPs arse for telling me I was going to die.

Yes...I can TOTALLY understand why!! Glad to hear the prognosis is looking increasingly better - and yay for second opinions.
Jun. 9th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
hooray for positivity!! (...did i just make up a word?) and dude...that GP sounds...well...crap. to the max. Im glad the oncologist seems nice :)
Jun. 10th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
The little weird guy is messing withn my eyes... :P

Good luck with the PET scan! We watched a movie on them in Physics recently...

And go kick the GP over and over again until you can think of something better to do :P
Jun. 10th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
This new oncologist sounds v.v. good and knowledgeable. I can't believe your GP was that maudlin around you, don't they teach them NOT to do that in first year med? Pfft! Well, bollocks to that guy anyway.
Jun. 10th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
That's brilliant!
Jun. 10th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad to hear that things are looking up. Stupid exaggerating GP!
Jun. 11th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Do you want me to spikeify the frame and run down your GP, I'll do it! Great to hear you've got at least one decent Dr around (not including Turks of course)
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