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12/5/12 1:59 P

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Yes! my oncologist is horrible to talk to. He doesn't say anything just gets on the computer.

Sue (snoozy suzy)
PST. Carmichael, California
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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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12/5/12 10:59 A

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SNUZSUZ helps does'nt it

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12/4/12 10:32 P

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My oncologist was out of town on a personal emergency and I saw the physicians assistant this time. She was wonderful! She really listened and was easy to talk too. I wish I could see her every time:)

Sue (snoozy suzy)
PST. Carmichael, California
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2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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12/4/12 7:21 P

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I changed Dr about a year ago because my original DR retired. He saw me through my chemo and got me started on the drugs I am now taking and seem to be working.

I like my new DR but I don't have the history with him yet.

-Julie

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.

It's about learning to dance in the rain.


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12/4/12 3:14 P

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My onc is wonderful - his wife is my age and we have kids the same age and just in the same phase of life in general - it was nice to have someone treating me that was relatable and not afraid to give me hugs. Its so important to have the person helping to save your life be kind - I'm glad you found that doctor!

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SHIELDAC's Photo SHIELDAC Posts: 737
12/1/12 12:30 P

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I am so glad I feel my oncologist cares emoticon

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10/13/12 3:49 P

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It sounds like he is a keeper!


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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SNUZSUZ's Photo SNUZSUZ Posts: 17,558
10/13/12 3:27 A

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That's true! As long as he is doing such a good job there is no sense in changing! I love my radiologist though. He has to be the best doctor I have ever had! And I mean "ever"! He has even called me himself at home to see how I was doing, from his home, because he said "as soon as I get to the office..." He is amazing!

Sue (snoozy suzy)
PST. Carmichael, California
glassslipper.info

2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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JILLINOISRN's Photo JILLINOISRN Posts: 42
10/12/12 9:31 P

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I think what made the difference for me was that the remarks were personal... I've had other docs who were about as warm and fuzzy as barbed wire- but they did a good job. emoticon If you feel worse about yourself after seeing a doctor, IMHO it's time to find someone else. If they're just 'like that', then I'd probably put up with it. My neurologist is 'all business'.... but she's good at what she does. I generally like a doc who jokes a bit- and she doesn't (though after 7 years, she did smile the last time I was there emoticon ).


But they work for YOU!

I thought I'd get 'skinny chemo'- I got the fat stuff ! But at least I'm alive to whine about it !!


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SNUZSUZ's Photo SNUZSUZ Posts: 17,558
10/12/12 8:56 P

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Good for you! I want to change my oncologist too because he doesn't have "a bedside manner" at all, but after getting such great news from him about my cancer, I didn't have the courage to do it!

Sue (snoozy suzy)
PST. Carmichael, California
glassslipper.info

2015 is the year that I want to stop recovering and start living again!

I have been laying in bed, recovering from cancer, chemo and radiation and all it's side effects for 2 years.
I feel I have 'recovered' now and it's time to move on!


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JILLINOISRN's Photo JILLINOISRN Posts: 42
10/12/12 8:14 P

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I had an appointment with the new oncologist today (the old one doesn't know yet that I am not going to be coming back just to hear about my weight). The new guy is about the same age as the other one (mid-late 30s), and CUTE !! emoticon He said the only thing he rides his patients about is smoking. He had 3 patients die from smoking related cancers in ONE day, and on the way home stopped to get something to eat- he saw 5 men in the parking lot smoking, so he walked up to them and handed out his business card ! I would do something like that- so love his style. emoticon He's knowledgable and has a sense of humor- I can deal with him... and his being easy on the eyes doesn't hurt.

I signed the consents to get info from the other guy (who is a good oncologist-just not good at backing off of sensitive stuff, or motivating in a positive way), so I guess he'll know then.

I thought I'd get 'skinny chemo'- I got the fat stuff ! But at least I'm alive to whine about it !!


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