Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today's appointment was great.

I feel like I spend all my time in doctor's appointments these days! Today I met with Dr. Meyer at Northwest Cancer Care in Kennewick. He'll be the doc administering my radiation therapy, should it be necessary after surgery. My lovely mother-in-law came with me to this appointment, as my hubs couldn't escape work on short notice. We were there for about an hour and a half, and spent an hour of that with the doctor. He's great.

He listened carefully, reviewed the imaging right then, and discussed it with me, patiently answered all my questions in great detail. For the first time during this whole adventure, I feel fully knowledgable on what is coming up.

He fully supports my decision to have the radiation therapy post-operatively, and will monitor the scheduling of the surgery and pathology reports in the mean time. Three week's after surgery, we'll meet to establish my radiation regimen, including getting new imaging, tattooing on the guide dots for the laser beams, and discussing the type and shape of radiation beams he wants to use. Therapy will start about a week later, assuming my skin is properly healed from surgery at that point.

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