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Chuck was posted 08/24/2005 12:17 pm by Vickey
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When it was decided that Mom would not have chemo or radiation after her gallbladder surgery and several visits with a biliary surgeon and surgery was not an option either, we opted to make her Family Physician the one in charge of her care. His clinic was in her hometown and not miles away like the oncologist, biliary surgeon or the guy who did the stents were.

Since your Mom's Doctor just retired, I would see whoever his patients have been referred to. Surely the Doc didn't just close up practise and leave town.

I'm not a crier by nature but there were times (Mom was sick during flu season when the Doc's office was swamped) that the only way I could get her an appointment was to cry and beg when the office nurse said he couldn't see her that day. I didn't cry to manipulate the woman, I cried because I was so desperate to get Mom help. The doctor's nurse always found a way for the Doc to see Mom and I'm forever grateful. I'm more the take charge get things done, no excuses type person than the crying & begging type but I did whatever it took to get her in to see the Doc.

Good luck in getting your Mom the care she needs. You will be in my prayers.


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