Alternative Title: How to give a Cancer Patient a 2-day Panic Attack
Tuesday, 3:58 phone call from hospital
Radio-Onco Appointment Giver: Hi, I need to give you an appointment for a CT scan Thursday
ME: Oh, there must be a mix-up, I had it last week. I’m supposed to have markings next.
ROAG: No no, it says here a CT scan, at 10, on Thursday
ME: That is really weird. it’s the same time as last week. and I already had it. Are you SURE???
ROAG: Let me check (puts me on hold, comes back 3 min later)
ROAG: You need a second one, this Thursday at 10 am. And maybe the Dr. will see you after.
ME: Why? Why do I need a second one? Is there something wrong?
ROAG: I really don’t have any information, I just have to call you and give you the appointment.
Of course, it’s now 4 pm and no one answers their phones after 4 pm. I emailed nurse G. but didn’t hear back til the next day. Very likely, most possibly, something technical, needing more/better imaging…. She did say if *she* was making a call like that, the first thing she would say is PLEASE DONT WORRY, it’s a technical issue.
Now it’s Thursday morning, I made it somehow, though I did not put on pants yesterday, let alone eyebrows. But I’m putting on my Wonder Woman underpants and I’m going to SLAY that second scan. They might have to resuscitate me I’m going to hold so still.