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  •  It's hard, and you have the harder part (1+ / 0-)
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    because there's nothing you can do, and the sheer helplessness makes it that much worse.  Many many congratulations of them having caught it all--it's what screenings are for.  And if regular colonoscopies are in his future, that's an inconvenience worth dealing with.  

    You're right in your assumptions, I think.  You won't draw a sigh of relief until you read the report, but bad news comes in a day.  Good news can take as much as a month.  

    Here's hoping that Mr. Scribe breaks the pattern of men exiting early!  It sounds like you're doing everything right to make that happen.

    "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

    by DrLori on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:03:42 PM PDT

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    •  It was actually first caught (2+ / 0-)
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      in a routine work physical -- we paid extra to have our regular PCP do it because he's more comfortable with her than with the doctors at the clinic his then-employer used. She felt a mass that didn't sit well with her in one testicle and referred him over to Urology. (I didn't even find out about it till the surgicenter called to schedule the surgery -- I wasn't happy about his concealing information like that from me but that's water under the bridge.) He's been clear on his annual screenings since then, so I assume we've dodged the bullet. (I'm overdue for my colonoscopy -- probably will do it sometime after the first of the year.)

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 12:21:00 AM PDT

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