Monday, October 19, 2015

It's about time!

http://www.voanews.com/content/ovarian-cancer-gets-congress-attention/2987702.html
Remember that fairy tale we were told about EHR allowing doctors and hospital staff to access a patient's electronic record, no matter where the patient was receiving care?





Friday, October 16, 2015

ZDoggMD recently did a video "Ain't the Way to Die," which addresses the need for us to do a better job of planning for amore dignified death than what most people in the US experience.  The video inspired a lot of comments, so I thought it would be interesting to link the video and comments here.

If you haven't talked to your family about what your wishes are regarding end-of-life treatment, do it now.  John Lennon said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."  Well, death happens to you while you're making plans too.  Make sure the people you love know your wishes.


http://zdoggmd.com/the-conversation/

Friday, October 9, 2015

I just got a call from the orthopedic surgeon's office.  Surgery is scheduled for 3 Nov.  Here we go again!



Thursday, October 8, 2015


Monday was a busy day.  In the morning I saw my surgeon, Dr. David Pedowitz, at Rothman Institute.  The plan is to do surgery on my R ankle.  I'm hoping that with this surgery I will be able to walk again.

After that, it was on to Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Since I'm without an oncologist, I decided to go to a gyn oncologist there; I saw Dr. Christina Chu. Talk about coincidences...she said she trained my first oncologist, Dr. J. Evans.  The plan for right now is for me to see her every three months and have CA125 every three months prior to the visit.  I feel good about seeing her.  It's a long trip, but I think it will be worth it.

It was sad to lose Dr. Davis.  I wish him well, and I hope Lynette is happy in her new job.