I'm not sure what EUS is.
I had read that on another post earlier & didn't know what it was either but it's an endoscopic ultrasound. Ultrasound sounds like it's easy & quick but the nurse who called me to set it up says it's only done at a hospital & that "we try to keep it 4 hours from car to car" meaning from the time you get there, register, etc. until you leave. I think the endoscopy part is why it takes longer & you also have to do the same prep as if you were getting a colonoscopy.
I'm a bit worried about the MRI but I'll have to ask if I can take a benedryl or something beforehand. I need to not dwell on it & just get it done. We will see. I don't do well with sounds. I can close my eyes & try not to think about the tube part but the noise my push me over the edge. I have issues with sounds in every day life & rarely have even a tv on at home.
I'd really rather go to my appointments alone but my daughter really wants to go to hear what the next doctors have to say. My husband went to my other appointments with me but I do better if it's just me. I've never been one to want help in any way so it's hard for me to have someone else with me. I tend to worry more about them than myself if I'm not alone. Also I don't want anyone in the room with me if they're doing an exam like that so I have to tell her to wait out front until we actually talk, only I worry if she'll be able to come back at all if she doesn't come at the beginning. Eh, in the scheme of things, I worry about little things that do not matter.
I would love to have a team of doctors who work together but I'm not going to be able to go to a cancer center & have to go with what I am able to work with. I did make sure the surgeon is a board certified colorectal surgeon. He did a fellowship in the UK, surgical residence at Yale & a fellowship at Mayo and has good reviews from patients. I can't remember more about the oncologist at this point but I had help in finding someone that we thought was good.
I'm all over the place with my thoughts but thanks for your input!