The Maze . . .

15 Apr

Well, I am supposed to have CT scans done this week. But, the week is running out of days. I just keep getting the run around. My oncologist ordered the scans last week (head, chest, abdomen and pelvic scans) with the request that I have the scans this week. But, so far I have not been able to get the orders in front of the right person. I keep getting one fax number after another. I tell you, they make this so much more difficult than it needs to be. It is not like there is an issue with coverage – this has to be covered.

I always make the mistake of giving them a couple of days to get it right . . . this always eats up those couple of days and then I am always left pushing it through. But, it gets done. I guess I need to realize that there is no learning curve with them . . . because there is no actual learning going on. Ugh.

Meanwhile, I keep getting told to do a different dance each time. But, I do, and will do, what I have to do in order to get it all straightened out.

I hope to have things in order so that I can have the scans tomorrow. I am not sure if it is okay to have all of the scans in one day, but, that is what I am looking at now. I don’t like the idea of having all of that radiation in one day. But, I guess by now I am kind of glowing in the dark anyway 🙂

And, probably right now, the most important thing is to simply get the scans done and, of course – most important – please say lots of prayers that all of the scans come back fine.

Much love to you all,


2 Responses to “The Maze . . .”

  1. Sandy Gougis April 15, 2010 at 2:55 PM #

    Ya know, I can’t even say “unbelievable” any more, because I’ve seen this nonsense so often in your treatment. It’s a wonder any one has the energy to recover from illness when so much is taken up just getting the treatment you’ve already paid for! Grr…


  2. cancerfree2b April 15, 2010 at 8:03 PM #

    Awe, thanks Sandy. Yeah, today was another one of those days, stuck on the phone for most of the day. But, everything got done. It is just frustrating sometimes. You want to move forward and start back into things, but, so much time gets hijacked by this stuff. You spend a lot of time navigating and maneuvering and you don’t want to anger the wrong people – as you need them on your side – even though you know they are being lazy about doing their job – you just have to ingratiate yourself to them somehow and get them to work for you. It can be like pulling teeth sometime. I hear a lot of excuses about why something didn’t get here or there and I just want to interrupt them and say, “You know what? I really don’t care why you didn’t do it or why it didn’t get done, I just want it to be done”

    But, instead I thank them and hope that they will do better for me in the future. I did have someone today who was willing to make calls and track things down for me, so that was good, and pretty unusual.

    I am pooped 🙂


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