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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:31 pm 
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your fucking right hat you have to'. you have to go to what ever it take's in this matter' no matter what the out come is, and this is a test for you to fight back at, not only for your self, but for any other woman going through this ridiculous pompous ass doctors falt's practice for this may be true indeed. you need to bight him in the ass with out side help.

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beside's'. you don't want to go down any more do you? now you no the only way to go is up.

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Enough moping for me! I've identified my feelings, fear and anger being the most glaring ones. I've looked at this from many perspectives. Today I took back some control over my life. Well, this week I should say. I applied for my VA health benefits this week so I have that resource if I'm approved. And today I made an appointment to meet with a possible new primary care physician.

I had forgotten that my psychiatrist is also a prescribing suboxone doctor! She never liked that I was on such a high dose, but I can work around that. I'm pretty sure if I leave Dr. H that she will help me and won't leave me hanging. I see her before I see the potential new PCP, so I'll be able to ask her about it before I even make any changes.

I FEEL MUCH MORE EMPOWERED TODAY.

Sometimes I just have to sit down and rest after being kicked down. Now I'm recharged and up again and ready to fight for my needs. I deserve proper medical care and leaving me hanging with two masses in my lungs, with me convinced I have lung cancer is NOT even close to attending to my medical needs.

I don't see this new doctor until August 3rd, so it's a ways off and I see Dr. H again July 19th. If I can get him to refer me, great, but I'm still going to change doctors.

That's the latest. Thanks for letting me vent here guys. It really helps me to get all this shit off my chest regularly.

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I knew you'd end up completely in control of the situation eventually. Reading the posts again got me so stompin' mad I'd like to strangle that doctor of yours.

So you hit a wall and turned left. Good. Now you will probably receive the treatment you so deserve. My opinion is you need a CT scan with a PET scan which lights up any cancerous cells in the body. That's what I had done and it was right on the money. It showed the tumor on my tongue and my left lymph nodes were lit up too. Problem with the PET scan is false positives but they are good at reading them right. You will know soon enough what's going on. Not knowing is worse on the body than the diagnosis.

Keep ranting Hat it's good for you to blow off steam. Gotta keep that blood pressure down! Hope it all turns out to be nothing.

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I figured you, of all people, would understand some of this, Rule. I guess I just had to sit and mope or feel sorry for myself or SOMETHING for a spell before I regained my strength.

I've also come to the conclusion that IF this is cancer, since my last chest xray in November was clear, then this came on very recently and we'll be catching it quickly! Like stage 1. That means in my book that they could probably get all of it. I'd of course opt for all treatments still, I'd be stupid not to, but I'm not convinced it would kill me. So I feel better about that now, too.

I know, kind of morbid thoughts, but if someone were in my shoes, you'd understand thinking this way.

Thanks for your support, Rule.

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Wow, there is no way I could wait around for months if I thought there might be a serious problem in my lungs.

One strategy to consider is a trip to the ER complaining of being unable to breathe. That might trigger the referral you need, and would probably make your sub/PCP doc take notice.

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My doctor is still being a prick and I don't see him until July 19th for my normal sub appointment. And whatever I do or say is going to have to be in a very passive manner.

I did finally get to see a copy of my CT scan report. And unfortunately it's worse than I thought. The doctors didn't tell me everything that was on the report. Apparently there are two densities in my lungs that could either be harmless granulomas or not so harmless tumors. And there are also enlarged lymph nodes near those densities (I would say that indicates they are fighting something off, wouldn't you agree?). And they want me to NOT see a pulmonologist and just wait 4-6 months and just re-scan then.

I guess I can admit to all of you that I'm pretty much scared as shit about this. My last chest xray was in November and it was perfectly clear, which means whatever these are JUST grew! And waiting 4+ months means they could double in size in that time. And if they are tumors, well, as a 30 year smoker, well, we all know what that means. And my family history doesn't make the scenario any better - lung cancer is in my family on both sides going back 3 generations. And I'm on two immunosuppressants. All these other factors are the reasons why I want to see a specialist; but apparently my doctor doesn't think my health is worth that. And unfortunately, he's got me feeling the same way about myself. It's hard not to feel that way when the one person who is supposed to be taking care of my health just doesn't care.


Sounds like you took action to find a new Dr. & that you should. As a family practice manager for a decade, and now that of a Suboxone facility, I take your complaints w/a grain of salt. HOWEVER, if your CT reports masses, you should absolutely do what's necessary to see a specialist immediately. Don't wait, find one in-network w/your coverage and make an appointment. Meanwhile, make/keep an appointment w/a new PCP; and if your insurance rejects the specialist's bill for lack of referral, get one from the new Dr, or your current PCP's office manager, beg if necessary. (I get retroactive referral approvals & prior-auths regularly. But it's time consuming so expect a $20-$75 out-of-pocket fee for service not covered by insurance.) Notify your current Suboxone/PCP only after you find a new Suboxone Dr, but you seem confident about your psychiatrist. Our docs prefer to keep their Primary Care & Suboxone patients separate, as no reputable physicians don't seek second opinions, i.e. specialist referrals and/ or advice from colleagues. I wish you luck with your addiction and more so with your lungs.

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If you can't find an in-network specialist to schedule you sans referral, call the previous Dr's office you mentioned and ask their manager to do it. I can't imagine they wouldn't. Referrals, primary or retroactive, are time consuming, and ours is a thankless business that generates 60 cents on the dollar on a good day, but we do generally care for your health as much as you care for our sanity. Be well...

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I had my appt with Dr. H today. This was my regularly scheduled three months appt, but of course I went in wanting to discuss my chest CT and getting a referral to a pulmonologist. What ended up happening was he was his same old self, not the asshole who communicated with me that day. He stepped away from my appt and called a radiologist he knows at MSU and discussed my case with her/him and he's now sending me for a PET scan, after which my tests will be evaluated by a specialist.

This is a good outcome as far as I'm concerned. We finally have some action. I should know soon when the scan is scheduled for. Hopefully soon. If anything lights up on the test, then I'm in for a biopsy. Fun times! Keep your fingers crossed for a negative PET scan.

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That is good news Hat. Did you end up bringing your husband? Doesn't matter, you got what you need and that is a PET scan. The scan itself is no big deal. They inject you with some radioactive iodine and do a scan similar to a CT. Just have to be still for awhile. And yes, anything positive lights up. It also is infamous for having false positives so don't freak out too bad until they can cross reference it with a CT scan. (I think I remember it correctly)

Keeping my fingers crossed that you're okay and it's something other than.....well, you know. I just don't like saying it.

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That's good to hear hat. He must have been having a bad day or week or whatever, the last time you saw him. Hopefully you will get some answers soon that will give you some relief and some peace of mind!


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Have you considered asking your Doc if he's switched from Subutex to Buprenex Ampoules IM?

Perhaps that would be something to save for your last visit.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:51 pm 
Maybe your Dr. is bi-polar. Or maybe he is just saturated with this idea of control. He understands you need him to write scripts. Sounds like one of those piece of shit dope dealers. Hey, same behaviors. If the shoe fits...ya know. Of course, this is not all Dr.'s. Anyway, may i suggest what i would do? Because i was in a similar situation. First, type in your city/town and also suboxone dr.'s on a search engine to see what results pop up. Most likely, there are several in your area. Call, make an appointment, and once your in, go back to your original Dr. and just give him a piece of your mind. Your deserve to share your emotions that you had been keeping in. I'm sorry, maybe i'm a little emotional on this topic.... but i had a dr. very close to this..... and they need to get a reality check once in a while, just like us addicts and everyone else in this crazy world. I hope you find a caring Dr, or better yet , straighten things out with this one.


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Thanks for the support everyone. I am meeting with a potential new primary care doctor the end of this week. I also know that they have a sub doctor at that very practice. Also, my shrink is a sub doctor as well. So I know I'll be OK if I decide to switch doctors.

I had my PET scan today. That means I've gone from anxiety from that to anxiety about waiting for the results. And I have other projects going on that are taking up a lot of my time and giving me a shitload of stress. BUT - it's also taking my mind off the possibility of being sick. Let's just say I'm prepared for the worst but hoping for the best. I think that's really the best way to handle things.

I will keep you guys posted. Thanks again for the support and for giving me the safety of a place to talk about it.

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I know that it is hard to "relax". But I'm gonna say it anyway. Just try to relax and keep you rmind focused on other things until you get the results? I know that you are mad busy with other projects in your life so maybe you can try to focus just a little more on those until you get the results.

You have my support if needed, and please keep us updated when you do get the results. I dont know if its true for these kinds of tests, but whenever I've had other testing done (CTscan, MRI, etc...) No news was always good news. I always got a quick response if something was not normal...right down to blood work. Hopefully you can chill a little til they come in. Take care.

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Good news! According to the PA at my doctors' office, who finally got a copy of the PET scan results, things "look good". Those were her words. She didn't say it isn't cancer or anything definitive, but just that it "looks good".

They are FINALLY referring me to a pulmonologist. The radiologist who reviewed the scan recommended another CT in 3-6 months or something and the PA knew that wouldn't be sufficient for me, so she referred me to a specialist. She apparently knew that I'd have some shit to say if they didn't. Maybe my reputation preceded me. I can't say I don't like that! LOL.

So, I'll be seeing the pulmonologist and will be in for more CT scans and perhaps still a biopsy, but it "looks good". And thus we investigate further...

I feel SOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo much better!

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Hat, that is GREAT news!!! I know that I have never had a scare anything like this, but I feel relieved FOR you. I am so glad that you can finally stop worrying 24-7 about something so frightening. Thank god you got the referral to the pulminologist. They will know EXACTLY what tests need to be done, and be a whole lot more proactive about it than you GP was, that is for certain.

Well, keep us updated as things happen, tests preformed, results, etc... and congratulations on the good news!

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I saw the pulmonologist yesterday - FINALLY! And things aren't as good as I thought. The negative PET scan does NOT rule out cancer, as we thought. I had wondered about that, since they just kept saying "it looks good" and nothing more. I'll need a biopsy to completely rule out lung cancer. So now I'm back to worrying and probably not sleeping. The doctor needs to review the CT scan to determine what kind of biopsy I'll need and will call me the end of the week to discuss it further. Right now it's my decision whether or not I want a biopsy. I can wait until next month and get another CT scan to see if it's grown-that's my other option. I guess since the PET scan was negative, the chances are likely that it's not cancer, but that's not certain. We - my husband and family - will probably just go ahead with the biopsy so we'll know once and for all what these two nodules/masses are.

Thanks again for the support that those of you who have posted here have given me. It helps that you folks have been here for me.

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I'm so sorry to hear that Hat. Now you must be under terrible stress by still not knowing for sure what is happening to you. As a cancer survivor I know first hand the stress of waiting and then finding out the worst. My wish is you only have to wait and it ends up being some other cyst or some weird growth. Have they said when the biopsy is going to be?

You CANNOT get sick on us. We depend too much on you to keep this place running like it should. The thousands of people you have helped over the years also agree, although most have left the forum. I just want you to know how much you mean to me being here on the forum. You were here when I first logged in and I got a nice healthy welcome.

My mind is throwing lots of positive energy your way.

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:) hello and good luck to you original poster. i hope it all goes well


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