All, Some, then, None.
When I was diagnosed, it seemed like every day I was meeting a new doctor, multiple doctors on some days. Some days I had doctors and procedures, or some kind of x-ray/mammo/MRI thing going on.
But today, I can't seem to get one doctor on the phone. I can't seem to get anyone to listen to me about my pain, or other side effects. And although I am working out to work those things out, sometimes, I do worry that some mysterious pain could be something serious and may be overlooked.
I guess this is a question of aftercare. No one really tells you what happens once active treatment is over. You have to remember when to get your mammos and you have to schedule them and call it in. No one is going to do the reminding. How do I know that what I am feeling is not just some silly pain from gas!? Or that shoulder pain is some old dance injury? Or that chest pain is just heartburn?
I am so grateful that I don't have to see doctors in bunches anymore, but there is something also alarming to me about not seeing any for long stretches of time. I guess it consumed so much of my time that is now freed up. My tail bone still hurts. So much so, at times it hurts to sit, and it hurts to stand. But they didn't see anything on the scan…so I guess it's just another mysterious pain? If they say it's nothing, then it's nothing, right? Right.
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