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Diagnosed With Cancer and Communicating With Medical Professionals

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I swear…it is almost impossible to get anything done working with all of these docs and nurses.

Every step I take forward, I take a step back! The ladies and doc at the primary Oncology place that I am talking to are horrible at forsight and communication.

There are sooooo many issues that have come up in the past few weeks that I feel should have been discussed or streamlined communication. For example; today I spoke with a nurse at the Scottsdale location and we basically got in an argument over what a certain drug was supposed to do.

She seemed to think it was a pain medication and was insistent on this. I remember taking the same medication in the hospital for nausea AND the other nurse specifically telling me it was for nausea. What?!

Here I am, drugged up on morphine arguing for no reason with a nurse on what my medication is actually for? Then she has the nerve to ask me what medications I’m on and that I need to fax her a copy of all of them.

Hello? Isn’t your office the one that GAVE me these prescriptions? Isn’t it your job to have these on file? This is just ONE example of all of the BS I am constantly dealing with…especially today. I don’t even have time to rest!


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