Last Thursday, I contacted my specialist’s office as I was surprised I still hadn’t received any information about the pathology report following removal of the malignant melanoma tumour in my right shoulder. I was told that it had not been received and they too were anxiously awaiting the report and would call as soon as it came in.
Today, I was contacted that the report has now been received. When I went in to have the stitches removed it was my understanding that if the surgery was successful and there was no more sign of cancer there would be no need to return. I would just be referred to the Melanoma expert for ongoing monitoring and genetic testing for me and my girls.
I was hoping that my specialist would call directly again saying that there was good news this time. I wanted her to call and say that the cancer had all been removed and that I didn’t need to go back. I thought she would confirm the referral to Dr. Patrick Kenny’s office and tell me that his office would call me with my first appointment date.
Instead, I was contacted by my specialist’s assistant. She told me that the doctor needed me to come in so she could go over the pathology results with me directly. She asked if I could come in on Thursday or Friday.
My appointment is Friday at 2:30.