Getting 2nd opinion
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March 26, 2013 at 12:11 am #70082marionsModerator
Kris…. at times our probing and pushing for answers reaps rewards. You go, Kris. Looking forward to your report on the upcoming visit.
MarionMarch 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm #70081gavinModerator
Great stuff Kris and glad to hear that you are now getting somewhere with Dr K.March 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm #70080lainySpectator
Oh my, Dr K felt the dread and feared our Kris! Good girl Kris. You know better than anyone how you really feel about it so your decision is 100% backed over here. Are you sure she didn’t have a few drinks before seeing you! This is good news and I am so very happy for you!March 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm #70079
HEY!!! GUESS WHAT?? Dr. K. actually listened to me and answered almost all of my questions!!! And mostly to my satisfaction! And I didn’t have to bar the door!
Her recommendation is for me to go back on gem/ox, just a little lower dose so it hopefully doesn’t get too toxic too fast.
We kne the Xeloda/gemzar combo didn’t work, but she said adding tarceva to make GTX might work. Or the other onc might be willing to try tarceva with oxaliplatin. She is asking my original hospital for the biopsied cells to look for markers for a couple of newer chemos! Has anyone seen the real Dr. Kemeny???
Now I get to wait until next Monday to meet the “new” onc and see what she says….March 24, 2013 at 7:02 am #70078cathy1024Spectator
I truly believe that our bodies need a place of harmony, free of stress for the best healing to take place. This doctor you have had has only caused you stress and to have little if any faith in her. It is definitely time to get a second opinion and to find someone that you can believe in and takes time to believe in you. Best of luck to you.
CathyMarch 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm #70077karenSpectator
Yea Kris!! Finally you don’t have to be in the care of someone so un-caring. Sorry it had to take 2 years for her to release the “strings” but so happy you will be able to get the proper attention you so desire. Sending healing energies and prayers you way.
KarenMarch 22, 2013 at 11:55 pm #70076mcwgoatSpectator
I’m so glad you came to a decision and Dr. K isn’t giving you a hard time about training the new onc for the pump. I bet you feel more at peace now. I’m really happy for you. Good luck on 4/1.
MaryMarch 22, 2013 at 11:02 pm #70075RandiSpectator
I am so glad you are doing what you need to do to get kind, caring and professional care from a doctor you respect and who cares for you! Go Kris!March 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm #70074lainySpectator
Its a great day at the house of KRIS! I am so relieved and happy and excited for you, can’t wait to hear the rest of the story! Good work!March 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm #70073
I heard back from Dr. Ks office. After 2 years of thinking differently, I was told if the new oncs office will agree to training, they can take over admin of the pump! Really?? Not what I’ve been told the past two years… But good news. I’m hoping Fox Chase is willing to get the training so I CAN get away from Dr. k for good. All the new oncs office has to do is watch the training video and be willing to order the kits. Even the glycerine!! YEE-HAW!!!March 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm #70072darlaSpectator
Wishing you the best what ever way you decide to handle this. You deserve the best treatment and to be comfortable with your doctors. Go with your gut. When it feels right, you will know. It doesn’t sound like Dr. K was ever a really good fit. Take care and good luck on April 1. Thinking of you.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaMarch 22, 2013 at 6:34 pm #70071marionsModerator
Kris….Dr. Siegel is at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
MarionMarch 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm #70070lisacraineSpectator
Kris, I’m doing the happy dance that you have ditched this doctor. You deserve to be treated better than she treated you. Hoping you like the new doctor and they put a treatment plan in place that works.
Sending hugs and prayers,
LisaMarch 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm #70069
Is Dr. Siegel at Sloan?March 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm #70068
Mary: Dr. Goodman is awesome! I really liked her. She did one of my embolizations and she was great about explaining everything. I have never dealt with Dr. Yoon.
I love my surgeon and know Sloan is one of the best places there is for cc, but Dr. K has left me feeling like a number too many times. I also like her staff. I WILL travel up there Monday but her nurse practitioner called me and they are willing to train Fox Chase in maintaining the pump if I want to go that way.
I guess maybe Dr. K doesn’t like me, either!
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