Topic: A Positive Doctor
After a visit to an ignorant Oncologist on Wednesday who made us feel that there was no hope today we met with my Dads doctor who was completely opposite. He had originally inserted Dads stent and we talked about Dads biopsy results and our plan for the future. He thinks Dad has a real good chance of the Chemo working. Whilst it's inoperable it's been caught whilst small and is contained and hasn't spread. When we told him the Oncoligist had given us 11 months tops he was livid. He said no one has a expiry date and no one has the right to give months as a prognosis. He said whilst the oncologist had probably never seen a CC case before he had seen many and long term survivors where out there. He did say if can be aggresive but at the same time if can be slow growing, it's luck of the drawer which no one knows but keeping positive helps the body and mind and he is determined to do the best for my Dad. He also mentioned dad to have a low dose of antibiotics whiloe on Chemo to help fight infection, something we hadn't been told Wednesday.
Whilst the QE hospital is the main Liver Centre in our area Dad will have Chemo at the local hospital but as we are not happy with their attitude the doctor has agreed to see all Dads Ct scans and to discuss future treatments if needed. This has pleased us all and tonight I cried tears of hope for once.
Dad continues to feel well, eat well, gain weight and do day to day activities. If we had listened to the first hospital he shouldn't be here now as it's been 4 months since he had CC symptons and that's all they had given him!
Best wishes to everyone and never give up hope