Guest northernlass Posted October 12, 2003 Share Posted October 12, 2003 Hi, I was given the news in December 2001, that I had NSCLC. It was like someone had opened up a hole and pushed me in and I have spent the last year and a half climbing out. I had a lobectomy (upper left lobe removed) now that was no walk in the park as anyone who has had that surgery can tell you. But I was wondering how may others still have a lot of pain after a year and a half. I do, is that normal? and if it is, how can I get rid of it. I tell my doctor and he grunts, makes strange noises and then acts like I never said a word. I had complications but that should not be still an issue, my doctor told me not to worry and quit complaining as I was now cancer free, but I would like to get checked out to make sure I am still ok. MY doctor moved out of town 9 mos ago, I was never referred to an Oncologist, and never had any other treatments. We live in a Northern area of Ontario and will have to travel to see another doctor but I don't mind, I want someone to tell me how I am doing, the not knowing for sure is driving me nuts. I want to go and get checked out, I am getting concerned once again, I am loosing weight and get tired far too easily, I felt much better 10 months ago than I do now. Where do I go, Our health system is in the garbage and the doctors are so overworked that they just can't seem to get interested enough to even refer me to anyone. I have no idea how to get an Oncologist to see me, I have asked for a referral so many times, and the docto said ok, but he never seems to get around to doing it. I call the office every couple of weeks, but the girl just says he hasn't had time to make the appointment for me yet. \ Can I do it myself?? Does anyone have any idea how I can help myself and get the help I think I need. I would appreciate and help anyone can give me.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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