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Remission was posted 04/30/2004 09:34 pm by Linda in PA
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I doubt very seriously that the doctor used the word 'remission'. I'll bet that may be a 'misinterpretation' on the part of your parents. It's really hard to absorb all that the doctor says, especially for the patient. To get the straight scoop you should go with them if possible OR call the doctor yourself afterwards.

When I go to the doctor with my husband, he tells people the most unbelievable things that the doctor said to him at the appointment. The doctor did not say these things. However, my husband truly thinks he heard it. I never correct him. He is always making the situation sound way better than it really is. It is very hard for the patient to absorb what is actually said. They tend to have selective memory and also distorted memory.

I would suggest taking second hand reports with a grain of salt. Try to find a way to get a first hand report. Your parents would probably welcome you going along on appointments if you are able. You could be the note taker and the one to ask certain questions.

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