Monday, December 12, 2011
Second Opinions....senses of urgency.....
Well, fooey. My markers have risen dramatically....39 in Sept., 79 in October and now..as of Dec. 2, 214. Still...he wants me to continue and to see him in February.
Meanwhile, my neck and shoulders are getting stiff. Sort of scary. Obviously, my close friends and family are getting nervous....well...my parents and sister at least, and they've started asking about second opinions.
So...I guess I'm going to go to my oncologist and tell him that I need the surgical removal of my family from my back and that I would like to get a second opinion....and ask him who he would recommend. I don't want this to be a vote of no confidence, because my doc really does keep up on the latest and employs it...I was a bit nervous when I told him that I thought I could beat this and get 5 - 10 more years, but was nervous about waiting to bring in the reinforcements until I was too far gone to pull me back. When he said he thought I could beat it as well...he dropped his eyes and didn't look me in the face. Now, that's scary. So....I guess a phone call is in order tomorrow.
If I don't keep at it...then who will?