When I hit the big four oh, I found that my body started to fall apart one piece at a time. My warranty had expired and there was No Extended Warranty available! This is the story of my struggle to keep it all together using spare parts and baling twine.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Hospital Has Responded (sort of)
When I got home from traveling this week for work, there was a letter waiting for me from my radiation oncologist. This is in response to my email asking them to check to see if I could have had been administered too much radiation. I was courteous but firm in my email fully expecting the same "there is no possible way you could have these problems from radiation therapy" or "I would never prescribe radiation therapy to anyone if it caused problems like you SAY you are having" response that has been my experience from these physicians in the past. I was surprised.
The gist of the letter states that reactions like mine to radiation therapy are rare (I'll give them that) and according to what was "prescribed" [notice they did not say administered or delivered] I should not have had these problems. However, they are sending my records to the independent physicists consulting group that is working its way through their files for a full review, both of the external beam therapy and the internal high dose rate brachytherapy. They ask for patience as a full review will take some time. I wish they had taken a little more time when they figured my dosage 6 years ago, but I will try to be patient. It's not like more time is going to make any difference other than me getting slowly worse. I am glad for the independent review, and hope it will shed some light on my physical issues from therapy. My luck is that it won't..
I am extremely tired and exhausted. The Headache is not happy, The Belly is not happy, and I'm not able to do very much. I have had a very very very very long week at the clients'. Our clients are very good people, but the chaos of a computer conversion disrupts their normal work flow and creates havoc. I am excellent dealing with this, but then our clients want me to stay and stay and stay and help, and there is only so much I can do as an outside vendor to solve their problems.
Maybe I just need to start my own problem solving business. Hmmm, guess I should start on mine first. Bummer.