Well I have successfully made it through gallbladder surgery and doing very well with recovery. Almost too well as I want to get right back to my normal activities. However my surgeon reminded me that inside I am not fully healed and respectfully I am abiding by the 6 week light duty.
Thank you to the group for your support during this time and next week I have my blood drawn for the oncologist appointment on July 25th. I am learning much more on what to ask for and while I'm meeting some resistance from the oncologist I am actually getting most of my "demands " lol.
I asked for the CBC which was expected. A vitamin level check especially D and B-12, the test regarding neutrophils and the zig levels. I also expressed I began having pain under my armpits and in the back of my throat. (No response about this in the reply back)
The oncologist said she wouldn't check B-12 or iron because my hemoglobin was normal 2 months ago. I have to ask my primary for a vitamin D check. The CBC will include neutrophils and JUST THIS ONE TIME she will run the Ig test for a baseline but if normal she won't check it again unless I get frequent infections. In the future she only runs a CBC while under W & W.
My primary is running a check on my calcium and vitamin D.
It was a most enlightening conversation.
So my question.... is this a normal conversation with an oncologist?