Beffers Posted November 22, 2015 Share Posted November 22, 2015 Hello, I couldn't sleep and found this site! I found out Friday (today is Sunday) that I have lung cancer. I feel and have felt the 6-7 cm. mass in my left lung for awhile now. I am told I have swollen lymph nodes found in the CT Scan last week Thursday. I have not yet had the biopsy. I have decided this weekend to change medical facilities to that of a teaching hospital here in Milwaukee. I had a difficult time deciding to make this change before the biopsy as we are coming up on Thanksgiving week. Should I change the appt. or keep it, and then change medical facilities after the biopsy? Will a week matter? How soon will the teaching hospital be able to get me in? The more I research, the more frightened I become. I try to get my thoughts off this new journey I'm about to begin, however, well, I am sure you all know! I'm 59! I am married and have two lovely daughters and 8 beautiful grandchildren. Everything has changed so quickly. I wanted to change doctor's even before I had my chest xray. The chest xray showed the mass. It took almost two weeks to get the CT scan scheduled, which I finally had to call central scheduling and insist I get in. So, I've lost some trust in the group I am working with. I was called on the same day as my diagnosis was given to be told how much the biopsy would cost and how much I need to pay. Did I want to pay for this now, over the phone, or the day the biopsy was scheduled, which is this coming Wednesday, or, be billed. I may be "old school", but, I couldn't believe they were calling me with this? Is this the norm? I feel time is running out, yet, I feel I'll get the best, proactive care by changing hospitals now. But again, I don't want to loose time as the biopsy test is now scheduled for Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. Ideas/suggestions? Beth bjacksontex 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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