I finished my chemo seven weeks ago, I was stage 1c at grade 2 to 3, and had my post chemo scan which showed no spread and no residual disease. At my appointment with the Oncologist I thought that this should be cause for optimism but she said very little apart from if it returns we will give you more chemo. She may as well have said close the door behind you although I have never found her easy to talk to. The follow-up is patient initiated which to me sounds like a money saving exercise. I know the importance of maintaining an optimistic outlook but that positiveness needs to come from somewhere and I think my husband is emotionally drained and exhausted. A few words of encouragement from my Oncologist would have made so much difference. Does anyone else have any similar experience, suggestions etc ? I feel that now I have been dumped by the medical profession, apart from my GP.
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