reply to post by amongus
My dad has esophageal cancer. He is in the hospital as we speek fighting. He received a PET scan, and they gave him the all clear for surgery to
remove the tumor, as the radiation therapy supposedly killed the cancer.
They went in, and found lots more cancer, so instead of continuing the surgery, the hastily exited after cutting most of the blood supply to his
esophagus, making things much worse that they already were.
I beleive the doctor was inexperienced, because of what i gather from the other doctors, and what they say, and the result. He now has holes in his
esophagus, and has trouble even drinking, because the fluids and saliva run through his esophagus, and are affecting his lungs.
My best advice to you, ASK QUESTIONS, even ones you think are trivial, and you can always get the history of the doctor performing any procedure,
dont take any ones crap, and SPEAK UP!!!!!!!!!
SPEAK UP!!! I wish i could have been more pro-active in my fathers health, but its hard, because you would assume health care professionals know what
they are doing, and the sad part is, sometimes they really dont.
Dont take any ones crap, get to know the doctor, and demand answers and accountability. Ask them who you can get the answers you seek, and let them
know you EXPECT information directly from them, set the expectation of how you expect to receive the information, and when.
1. Dont take anyones crap
2. Ask Questions
3. Hold them accountable
4. Set the expectations
5. Assume nothing, because no one is perfect.
6. Dont be afraid to speak up and demand the brutal honest truth.
Hope that helps.
edit on 16-9-2011 by sicksonezer0 because: (no reason given)