I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or get angry about this! But I’ve just had the most bizarre phone call from the hospital where I was originally diagnosed to let me know I am overdue my mammogram! When I explained that I have breast cancer, the lady went on to say that when I am done with treatment I can have it done. I told her it’s metastatic, but she still didn’t get it. Then I said I won’t be done with treatment. Then I think the penny finally dropped. I don’t understand why I am receiving a “reminder” about having a mammogram when the diagnosis should already be in my file. I’ve even had nurses call me to check on how I’m doing, as I don’t get treated there.
I just don’t know what to think. Maybe I was a bit overly sensitive, but you would think someone who works in radiology would understand that someone with metastatic breast cancer is not going to benefit from a mammogram. I’m long past that. Sorry, but I just needed to vent.