Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Brain MRI moved up--UPDATE

There is no way that I can really take this at this point, but I got a call today from the MRI department at Group Health and the radiation oncology nurse that we met with last Thursday asked them to move up my brain MRI from Monday Oct. 12, to sometime this week. The only time they had available was Friday at 12:30. Could I make it?

I said yes.

Update: I got a call from my new nurse navigator, that I was offered last night in a phone call from Group Health. This is a new program where a cancer patient is assigned essentially an advocate within the system, to help navigate the bureaucracy and also to assist with personal issues. So in the middle of our conversation I asked her if she could view my PET scan results because I was feeling a bit insecure about moving the brain MRI up. She said, yes she had access to the file, would I like her to look at it? Of course, I said, which she did. And she was happy to report that the PET scan showed what was already there and nothing more. No distant malignancies elsewhere in the abdomen or pelvis. So that was the first good news I've had yet.

Small rejoicing going on right now.


Vivi said...

That's a relief. Here's to hoping it's all upwards from here.

And kudos to Group Health for the role of "nurse navigator". Really an important and helpful program.

You're in my thoughts --

The Subtle Rudder said...

Oh, yay! The chihuahuas and I are doing a little jig on your behalf. So glad you've got an advocate, as well.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good, Moe. I like the nurse navigator idea. Fingers crossed here.


Deborah said...

Thinking about you often. Hoping for the best.

Anonymous said...

Wow - that does seem like good news. Oy to the roller coaster - going from *mad* that they can't schedule you quicker, to *terrified* when they offer to unasked. And yea! to the navigator!


Nimble said...

With you on the small rejoicing. yay. Maybe there'll be an exclamation point not too far in the future.

Anonymous said...

Oh, good for you. Let's hope it's the first good news, with more coming.
Sue from WI