I am back

Well it is hard to believe but it is almost two weeks since I went under the knife to have the cancer cut out from my back. To think all of this could have been prevented if my family Dr. had paid attention to my insessive pleading with him for 4 years to look at the spot on my back. At that time it was only the size of a pea and almost round. As soon as it started to grow, change shape and annoy me I started asking. Without even getting close enough to take a good look he prescribed a cream and sent me off. The cream did not work. I showed every staff member he had at the time and each one suggested I point it out to my Dr. I DID so many times. Finally I refused to leave his office until he checked it out. It was also upon the insistence of his nurse. As she knew I had asked soooo many times. He was visually annoyed and told me so. I stood my ground and refused to leave. He did a scraping but with such force and anger his nursed had to do a dressing on the bleeding area after. He barked at me that I need an appointment in two weeks for the results as he stomped away.

I returned in two weeks only to be told I needed a biopsy. Well we all know the rest of this story. The growth that was the size of a pea that could have been removed so easily and left we with a tiny one stitch scar now was a seven inch scar from major surgery. The growth was now the size of two toonies or for our US friend silver dollars.

Now for the icing on the cake. My wonderful, caring, family doctor has had no contact with me since he sent me for the biopsy. He was not even the one to tell me I had cancer. All of the Drs. that have been involved in taking care of me are shocked that a family Dr of 26 years could be so uncaring. I am however, in spite of him, healing. Next time I have any  marks on my body I will run not walk to the cancer clinic where I was so wonderfully taken care of. 

All the prayers and blessings I received were heard and I thank you all for being there for me.

 

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26 Responses to “I am back”

  1. catnipoflife Says:

    Chris, unfortunately, too many doctors think they are ‘above’ anyone else! It is as thought they are the only persons that are important to anyone. Yes, they have the skills but they definitely do NOT have the bedside caring manner! Glad you are home and on the road to a full recovery!

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    • Chris Says:

      Thank you my friend and now I have to babysit my dr into making sure he takes care of me. How sad

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      • catnipoflife Says:

        Maybe a new doctor in the picture?

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      • Chris Says:

        hens teeth are easier to find in our province

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      • catnipoflife Says:

        I heard that! Hang in there! A lot of prayer is with you, my friend:>)

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      • Chris Says:

        Thank you my friend I appreciate your thoughts and prayers

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  2. Darlene Jones Says:

    Man, shows you really have to be demanding. I hope you will be okay now. Thank you for following my blog.

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    • Chris Says:

      It is delightful to follow others and have them interested in what we do

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  3. Ronnie Dauber Says:

    I spelled your name incorrectly in my last post – sorry, about that, Chris.

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    • Chris Says:

      lol you can call me anything as lomg as you still call me friend

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  4. Sandra's Blog Says:

    I know the feeling. Doctors can be so uncaring. Mine is like that, but his PA is so much more sensitive. I usually try to see her when I go for checkups. Glad you’re still with us.

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    • Chris Says:

      Sandra thank you we used ti have PA ‘s but he doesn’t smy more
      It is tryly unfair. I am praying on th 12th when I get my stitches out I will be told it is all gone but this is my second bout and the chances of more are 90% with a dr like this I am worried. I do have to do somethin but I have a ton of health issues and at least he is still filling mt meds via fax,
      Thank you for joining hugs Chris

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      • Ronnie Dauber Says:

        ..Chrix, maybe it’s time to find a new source for your healing – naturopathic doctors are real doctors who have studied the body even more than medical doctors, but they are using nature’s substance as meds rather than chemicals and toxins which cause us to be sick in the first place. I made the change a year ago and I went from death’s door with an aggressive lymph cancer to having it knocked right out of me…..just sharing this with you because I care about you and because it works!

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      • Chris Says:

        Hi hon we are just trying to get finaneses in order so I might be able to do that/ The Good Lord will guide me
        hugs
        Chris

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  5. successbmine Says:

    Good to see you back, Chris. I had the problem that I could not connect with my doctor. He has no receptionist – you have to leave a message. Good luck if he actually calls back. One time he actually asked me if I was still his patient and told me to call in once in awhile to let him know I was. I suppose he didn’t like it that I was healthy and didn’t need his services. I finally gave up. He was good in the beginning also. Before I went to him, I had a wonderful doctor, but he moved to Oklahoma. Too bad for me. 🙂 So hopefully I will continue to remain in relatively good health so I don’t need a doctor. I trust natural means and God much more than the medical field anyway.

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    • Chris Says:

      Thank God I has good surgeons and so many prayers. I know God answered them.
      hugs
      Chris

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  6. Yvonne Hertzberger Says:

    Chris, I had read your story before and was appalled by the non-care your GP gave you. Now, with no follow up yet and no apology I really think a letter to the local newspaper, with his name and your story is appropriate. Who knows how many others he has, literally, left to die? But before you do, get a legal opinion on how to go about it. All you need is a revenge libel suit against you. Bottom line – this guy needs to be stopped. He is NO doctor.

    As well, I think you have solid grounds for a malpractice suit. Still, I think prevention is more important (for others) than the money from a law-suit – one which the CMA will, no doubt, fight. That may be more stress than you want take on.

    I am so glad you are recovering and hope you have no further repercussions from his negligence.

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    • Chris Says:

      Thank you my friend
      I have some serious thinking to do but until I am in the clear I am going to use my strength to get totally well. Then I will see what I can do to save others. as well as myself.
      hugs
      Chris

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  7. allinthedayofme Says:

    Oh my goodness. I do hope you have a new family doctor! We are so fortunate…we have the most wonderful family doctor in the world! I would not have my husband today if it wasn’t for our family doctor! So there are good family doctors, you just have to find the right one… God bless you.

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    • Chris Says:

      This was a shock to me I thought I had the best there was. I would have gone to bat for him and didagreed with what others said u ntil this happened to me. I could not believe after 26 years he would do this. Oh well I mde it through once again but my oncologust now wants me to have a series of scans to determine there are no other problems. I will follow his directions.
      blessings
      Chris

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  8. Ronnie Dauber Says:

    Chris, I’m so glad that things turned out well regardless of the way they could have been. I know the frustration and fear that you went through it because I went through the same thing. I had gained a lot of weight and I looked as if I was ready to deliver a baby. My stomach was hard and it hurt and MY family doctor’s answer was to send me to a weight clinic because he said, “Ronnie, you are just fat.” Long story short, after a lot of complaining like you, I had major surgery and they removed a 16-pound malignant tumour and the cancer had spread to my lymphnodes because it was so far gone. The surgeon said if I’d come in sooner, they would have got it all and it wouldn’t have spread. Uh-huh. But praise God for His healing because after turning away from the medical world and living in the world of naturopathic medicine and only raw foods, the cancer is gone. The Lord has been good to both of us, and I’m truly happy that you are free of that disease and back to enjoying life. You deserve it!

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    • Chris Says:

      My dear friend I am so pleased and thankful to have you and your blessings in my life. The oncologyst wants me now to have a scan of my abdoman and bones as he is concerened that cancer could be leaking some where else. Maybe my fat stomach is not jusy weight. Thje symptoms you describe as what I complain about, I am looking forward to our lunch together soon.

      hugs and blessings
      Chris

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  9. milenanik3 Says:

    Dear Chris,
    I am glad that You are here again.I read whole story and if I may say something to You.If I were You I will consider writing down whole name of this person who called himself a doctor.He is everything besides that.
    You should think very good because of one fact:how many people does he cure in his practise and on what way?Like he did to You?
    He should feel shame for cosing You so much pain.
    Chris,I am a Christian,real one,I love people but God did never ever said to us:behave like a animal.Your doctor has no compassion and obviously no love for the work he should do.
    People should be aware of this doctor!!
    Why don’t You change him??
    If You can not trust Your doctor then what do You need him for?
    Please,think about it.
    Be blessed!And wish You a great weekend!

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    • Chris Says:

      Yes my friend you are so right on all counts and the pleadge drs take DO NO HARM he did not take this seriously or he would call to see how I was coping with the pain both pysically and mentally. When I am well I will be ready to change all of this.
      Thank you for your love and support
      hugs
      Chris

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  10. Patrick Case Says:

    We got back from France on Tuesday and, it was just yesterday that I wondered how you were doing. I’m happy to see that you are okay and I am sorry that you had such a bad experience with your family doctor.

    Indeed it very much sounds as though all of the care and attention that your doctor should have has been granted to my doctor. There are times when I feel as though I have my own personal physician. Throughout my being her patient, it must be ten years now, she has personally called me a home to check up on details no less than six or seen times. I had hardly stepped in the door on Tuesday and I got a call from her assistant who told me that she had left several messages for me while I was away.

    Eighteen months ago, when she noticed something off centre in a blood test, she sent me to three specialists. It was then that my heart enlargement was identified. Duing one of mytests, she sent a report to a specialist who made a point of telling me what he thought of the quality of her work.

    No matter how long you have been with the doctor in question, find yourself a new general practitioner. And take care of yourself.

    See you soon,

    Pat Case

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    • Chris Says:

      Patrick I used to have that same care you talked about but the last 5 years seem to have degraded. I didn’t know how bad though. This is my second bought of cancer so he should have been more diligent. I am so glad yours caught your problem in time. I am on the mend and am indeed looking. Thank you so much
      Chris

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