Today marks my first visit with my new oncologist who has taken over my case from the radiation oncology team. I actually ran into my radiation oncologist in the hallway and he asked how I’m doing, I give him the results of last week’s previous bone scan and his face says it all. Or his nurse perhaps summed it up best when all she could muster was “oh shit”.
Well, I’m glad radiation is behind me, that was not a very enjoyable experience. Time now for new doctors and new options.
I’m waiting in one of the consult rooms to meet my new team. He arrives, accompanied by 3 other doctors, and they begin to go through my medical history, based on both my chart and my recounting of my family medical history. We discuss the various treatment options available to me, their side-effects, and if I have people in my life that can support me through the next phase of this journey.
Then the bomb drops.