December 12, 2010

I think I need a new doctor...

Three weeks after the scary biopsy, I still didn't have my results back. Last week I called my doctor's office to ask if they'd received them, and the receptionist said they'd just got them back. She put down the phone, talked to the doctor and returned to tell me I need to make an appointment, but that it was 'non-urgent.' What the hell is that supposed to mean? Does that mean 'no cancer' or does that mean 'it doesn't need to be dealt with today.'

Naturally, I didn't accept this as a response because I know if you have stage one breast cancer, waiting a few weeks isn't going to make you terminal. I asked the receptionist if she could ask the doctor to call me to which she responded, "I can tell her, but I can't guarantee she'll call." Oh my freaking God. It is not like I'm waiting to find out if I have a hangnail or the flu. I might have cancer for cryin' out loud. My three week wait has become four and I am seeing her this Wednesday morning.

I ask you, "Would this make you move on?" I mean, where's the empathy here. She couldn't pick up the phone to say I don't have cancer. Is this too much to ask?

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