Really? And I'm trying hard not to be a bitch about this-or throw the "I'm the one with cancer" line out there. But this is getting downright ridiculous!
Told to call office on Tuesday and ask for Dr Failing's nurse for her to give me Pathology results.
OK-call on Tuesday-no results.
Call today and yes-prelim and final results are back. But she will have to check with one of the other doctors in the group before she can read them to me. Fine-here's my call back number.
She calls back and here's what I get:
Left side breast is completely negative
Right side breast found an additional tumor of .6 cm in size
Two of fourteen lymph nodes were positive.
Then she stops.
So I say-ok, I knew about the lymph nodes-he told me after surgery that on touch prep two of the three they tested were already positive.
I swear she let out a sigh of relief. Ok-I get that-she didn't want to tell me about something I didn't already know-but then again-isn't that her job-or would Dr Failing have made sure I spoke to a Dr instead of a nurse???
Then I ask about what stage it was.
And she answers with
" Well, that's not something I'm comfortable telling you".
REALLY? YOU aren't comfortable telling me about MY CANCER????
Immediately I'm consoling her! I feel bad for her. Poor nurse.
So she thanks me and tells me I will find everything out in detail NEXT WEDNESDAY at my follow up appointment with Dr Failing.
Now all the secrecy leads me to believe that the results are bad, and if they aren't-how am I supposed to think otherwise at this point???
Well, I sure hope Nicki the Nurse can at least feel comfortable and get some sleep for the next week......not sure I will.