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    Well, I'm headed for the big Kahuna surgery on Monday...MCV Hospital in Richmond, Va. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    So, I have been trying to confirm a surgery date with my surgeon at MCV and my surgeon who is now working at Henrico Doctor's Hospital. Last Tuesday, MCV gave me a date of Nov. 28th. I found out the next day that the Henrico Dr.s' surgeon (who will be operating at MCV) was booked on the 28th. I have tried again for the last two days to get a confirmed date - which I think will be the 26th now - and no one seems to know for sure.
    Has anyone else had trouble trying to get multiple doctors to communicate with each other? It's very disconcerting. I wasn't expecting to have to organize my care.

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      FreeBird

      That's one thing we've noticed. Sometimes the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. There was a miscommunication between doctors that left dad sitting in the hospital for hours the day of a procedure to drain bile from the area of his liver. One doctor said the other could write the order into the hospital. The other doctor said the other doctor needed to do it. Hospital didn't know why we were there. There needs to be someone to coordinate everything to make sure they're all on the same page.

      over 4 years ago
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      FreeBird

      (as long as it doesn't add another $40,000.00 to the bill.)

      over 4 years ago
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    I am now scheduled for surgery Nov. 26th. Whipple procedure and an OBGYN Oncologist will be removing uterus, cervice and fat flaps. Fearful of how many things can be taken out of me and still survive. Also - a transplant surgeon will be involved to deal with a big artery that is involved.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): this chemo combination was much more difficult than the first go-around. Knocked out for the first week after each treatment. Extreme fatigue. More pain and nausea.

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    Oh No (before I could start the scheduled chemo and radiation...my gallbladder had to be removed.): emergency gallbladder surgery - led to ARDS. In hospital for 10 days