DarknessEmbraced wrote:I'm hoping that my GI will order more testing. Maybe he will want to do a colonoscopy. None of my doctors are examining me in person. I don't have the report from my colonoscopy. All I know is that my GI said it was normal. He said that everything around the anastomosis site was fine. In the past I had it strength. My colonoscopy showed no evidence of my cancer coming back. That's what my GI told me. I have quite often dealt with hemorrhoids or tears. With the tears I will have some blood on the paper when I wipe and it burns a little. I've never had some blood floating in the water nor more blood on the paper I had put in the toilet bowl. I have an anal skin tag which I think causes issues too.
On November 18th, DarknessEmbraced wrote:... My GI's office hasn't called. His receptionist usually will call to give me a date and time that he will call me. He usually doesn't take me seriously saying it's just IBS so I don't expect to hear back from him anytime soon. Due to the doctor shortage there are only about two(maybe three) GI's all of whom work in the same office.
Beyond that, the apparent lack of responsiveness may suggest it’s time to breakup with these doctors. IMHO, it’s just not acceptable to get this kind of delay and non-responsiveness when you’re a cancer patient or survivor, even if it’s been a few years. A
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