As I said last week, I bit the bullet and saw Dr. Olsen (my radiologist). He had me get an x-ray of the left hip to see exactly what was going one. Well, evidently there is some calcification in the tissue (whatever that means) and something about the femur being slightly out of place … which to me would explain the on-going pain.
Nurse Judy got the report and discussed it with Dr. Mac and we agreed that I would see an orthopaedic oncologist on Monday morning. Got me in fast … which sorta surprised me. Now I gotta make a stop at St. Mary’s Hospital (where I get all my tests done) and pick up the cds of the PET scan, the CT scan and the x-ray for Dr. Webber to see. Apparently he puts more stock in actual pictures than just reports. I like that.
Then I got a call yesterday from Monica of Dr. Olsen’s office to schedule the therapy sessions. Why do these people insist on using my home phone? During business hours they’re never gonna get me … as I’m at work. I always tell them to use the cell phone number before trying the other. No one ever does … sigh. I’m thinkin’ that I want to wait and see what Dr. Webber has to say before I begin any type of therapy. If it is a misaligned bone, I don’t want more damage done.
In the meantime, Dr. Mac doubled my vicadin intake for the pain and I gotta say, it’s been helping a lot.
And remember to repeat after me …“YOU ARE A CANCER WARRIOR”