Andrea Posted November 13, 2004 Share Posted November 13, 2004 We saw the oncologist today for what I thought was going to be a routine "you're doing great" visit. Turns out, he actually got angry at one point b/c he was frustrated! He is NOT happy with my mom's progress he said We said we were fine with her quality of life as it is, I mean she has a life, so who cares if she is more tired. He said that is fine, but I am not happy! It was almost funny. He is concerned and wants to investigate. The problem is that she is still very weak--she cannot lift a gallon of water. She huffs and puffs walking upstairs at the house and then has to sit down. She cannot walk up inclines around her development. She is fatigued a lot. Short of breath. And now even wheezing a bit. We thought that was all normal. I mean we can do the mall together He set her up with a pulmonologist next Thurs to evaluate her . The onc is calling the pulmonologist to discuss her. I don't want the cancer to be back!!!! He said if her scans and PET were not just done in August he would think the cancer might be back, but her blood work is all good and he is fairly confident it is ok. The next chest ct scan will be mid Dec, but she is getting a chest xray on Thurs for the pulmonoloist. Depending on what the pulmonary tests show, after that she needs to see a cardiovascular specialist and already got a script for an echocardiogram. Never a dull moment Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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