Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday is still shitty, it's just more complicated

Spoke to the doctor....oh, yes, Dad is showing positive signs of malignancy but "we think it's more his mood so we've called in a psychiatrist to review him."
I beg your pardon?
Tumour markers elevated, blood in the stools, meh, piffle.
The fact they didn't do abdo CT scans or x-rays (like I was told) due to being unable to use the contrast as Dad is in renal failure and they'd see bugger-all without the contrast means they haven't actually looked at his guts in any way, shape or form.
The bone scan (of which I knew nothing) "Didn't reeeeeeeally show much but we got the gastro guys to have a look." (it's either something or nothing, not this "not reeeeeally much")
Gastro guys had a look at a bone scan....Is that like getting a florist to review a car engine?
So....since Wednesday last week when these issues were raised the only tests they've actually performed were on fecal specs, a bone scan and a simple blood test, 2 of which returned positive results while the 3rd showed "not reeeeeeally much" which is open to interpretation.
And now he's off to rehab where someone is supposed to wave a magic wand and make everything better again *rolls eyes*


  1. Fuuuuuck. Don't you just want to shake them until their medical degrees rattle?


  2. :-o How immensely frustrating.

  3. Sorry to hear things aren't going well Jayne. Sending hugs.

  4. Well, they managed to let mine fall today! First ever fall in my lifetime - incompetant idiots.

  5. Wait. Doctors get paid for guesswork now??

    Geez, I could do that. Here take a couple of panadols and we'll see how things go.