I last saw my Mayo Clinic doctor on Jan. 13. Her final recommendation was no treatment for now (hurrah!) and blood tests every two to three months. I tried contacting my local oncologist last week to see if he'd go along with this plan; I go in to the office on Feb. 6 so that we can have this discussion.
How I love the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo system is so much better, and, surprisingly, it was much easier to get an appointment. Getting in to see my local guy was like getting in to see the Great and Powerful Oz. I fear the office co-pay is going to be $30 and the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West.
I'm hoping the visit will be pretty simple and straightforward:
ME: Do you agree with the Mayo Clinic?
GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ: Yep.
ME: See you in March?
ME: I love the flames shooting out of your giant green head. Are those new?
GPO: Oh, these old things?
But if I've learned anything in the past few months, nothing is ever simple and straightforward. We shall see.