Topic: My wonderful gastroenterologist
Just got back from a procedure that my husband had with the same gastroenterologist that diagnosed my CC. When he came in to give us the results he brought a resident who said "Dr. Kaul told me all about you and I just want to say congratulations, you are a miracle." I thought that was so very nice.
On the flip side, my poor hubby had 9 polyps in his colon (1 being very large). They were all removed but the doc said he has an abnormal colon and needs to come back in 3 months to see how the colon has healed. He will also be on yearly colonoscopies. I have to say that this is the first time I have been the caregiver and not the patient and it is very very stressful. I applaud all of you out there taking care of someone!!! I can now truly empathize with all you caregivers out there...I waited for 3 hours to go in and see him for what was supposed to be a 30 minute procedure. Granted the doc was running behind, so it didn't start until later than expected, however, I did not know this and I was very nervous in the waiting room.
It's a entirely different perspective and I am not sure which is worse, patient or caregiver. I guess I will choose to be neither!!!
Just thought I'd share.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.