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Thread #126345   Message #2829878
Posted By: Bat Goddess
04-Feb-10 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Curmudgeon's Medical Woes - Winter 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Curmudgeon's Medical Woes - Winter 2010
No time -- thought Tom might post. He's been working the phones 'twixt doctors' offices working out schedules to get his cancer treatment back on track.

Monday he saw his vascular guy who asked, "Do you know why you're here?" When Tom said no, he said, "I don't either." And explained that his carotids are, yes, a little bit narrowed, but not enough to be concerned about or to do anything about until after the cancer is taken care of. Yesterday he saw his cardiologist, who postponed his defibrillator battery change until March (after vocal cord surgery), but then they adjusted it so that it uses less energy to extend its life, but which saps Tom's energy. (Can't win, can we?)

Today he's waiting to hear from Dr. Zeitels' office as to when the surgery can be rescheduled.

It would be really nice to have dates so I can arrange things at work. (Double "arghh!")