Addie Posted June 15, 2004 Share Posted June 15, 2004 .....we ALL know how hard it is. So...I want to share something that a radiology tech told me. She is the granddaughter of a woman I play golf with...and was most upset to find me in the waiting room one Friday, there for an abdominal CT a week after my dx. Anyway....I had the CT at about 3:30 in the afternoon...but she told me, "Have your doctor call at the end of the day and the radiologist can give him a VERBAL report!! That way you won't have to wait till Monday for the results!!" And that is just what I did. My internist called and then called to give ME the report by about 6:00 that night!! It was clean...and let me tell you, I enjoyed that weekend a lot more than I would have if I was waiting on test results, not knowing~!! It sure would be nice if more doctors would do this. My internist happens to be a really wonderful guy....very sympathetic to how hard it is to wait for results. I'm sure not all doctors would be AS accomodating as mine is. But...those who would be...might be more than happy to do this...to call the radiologist for a verbal report and then let the patient know. So...while I know some of you may already do this or have thought of it....for those who may not have, it seemed worth posting about. Hope it helps some of you to get results sooner and not have to cope with that awful waiting period! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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