A knock at the door and in walks Dr. William Mitchell who is a brilliant, compassionate, kind, patient and caring oncologist. He doesn't play when it comes to cancer. He leaves no stone unturned and shoots straight - exactly what I like and need. If there is such a thing as love and respect at first sight for a physician, I just experienced it! I was able to have an H&P, blood drawn and CT of abdomen, chest and pelvis all in one visit in his office today which is fantastic from a patient standpoint! Did I mention how efficient he and his staff are?! He then came back to the room carrying my films and a pack of M&Ms. He said we were going to the movies and the pack of M&Ms was our snack while we reviewed the CT films together! The laughter felt sooo good! As he was booting up his computer, I began to realize that I don't have to go home and play the terrible waiting game to get results. Waiting is the worse part. We reviewed the films together. He carefully and very slowly started at the top and went down and then went to the other side and then down the middle pointing out body parts as we were going. It was a great A&P refresher course for me! He then called the surgeon himself and my appointment is within a week! I left his office in disbelief that so much was accomplished in just one visit. I was certainly treated like royalty today!
I received a call after I got home to tell me that he had already had my films officially read by a radiologist and there was no evidence of spread of disease anywhere but at the tumor site!
This day turned out so well and I am so grateful for a good CT report. How can I complain about anything? Now onto the surgeon, surgery and port placement for chemo. Fear has officially moved out and faith has moved in. Let all God's people say Amen!