Boy have things changed

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I haven't been to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for over 10 years and yet I was there today for my oncology appointment. The clinic has really grown. I was really impressed.

No decisions were made today because for some reasons not enough records were mailed from Waterloo. So, I have to come back on the 26th and have a CAT Scan and go to Internal Medicine. Then, go back on April 5th for appointment with surgeon, anesthethiologist and radiologist oncologist. I hope I got their titles correct. It sure is a lot of travelling. I feel like saying,"Hey, this is too much work and I'll just get everything done in Waterloo." Definitely a pain in the neck and lots of travelling without any procedure being done yet. Hope my cancer doesn't spread before they get through all their stuff.

I voiced this question to the Dr. and he thought my cancer was slow growing and I had plenty of time. Not happy with his response.

But, I am trying to be a more positive blogger. So, here's my try. I'm glad my cancer is slow growing so they have plenty of time to mess around.

I got plenty of exercise walking around the hospital, getting exam, and getting in and out of car. So, here I am waiting until the 26th which should be another day of going around this mammouth Tertiary hospital.

I've already set my clock to get up and go swimming tomorrow and I'm getting ready to go do some meditation to get rid of my negative vibes.

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  • BARBIE176
    You seem to be handling this okay which is really good because stress is bad for you and it doesn't help anyway. I pray that your next trip brings you closer to some answers. Thank God that your cancer is small growing! I pray that means recovery is high1 Keep hanging in there! emoticon emoticon
    2131 days ago
    You are handling this well. I am glad this is a slower growing cancer, too. I guess the doctor is doing the best he can with explaining things. They are humans, too.
    I will pray for the doctors/hospital's wisdom in all of your care. And remember -
    I am praying for you especially. emoticon
    2132 days ago
  • JILL313
    I agree that you are seemingly handling all the stress this has caused you better than I could. God be with you and your Doctors to make wise and caring decisions. It's great that you're moving forward and swimming again. Take one day at a time and do the best you can.


    2133 days ago
    I think you are doing great at handling all of this, JEM. I remember one surgery where there were a lot of us in curtained-off areas waiting to go into the surgical area. We were telling jokes. I never had that happen again.
    2133 days ago
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