Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Dr. Pun Replaces The Doctor That I Don’t Like

I had my much anticipated appointment yesterday with the new endocrinologist. For those of you who are new here, an endocrinologist is the doctor who “quarterbacks” the treatment for thyroid cancer patients, much like an oncologist does for other types of cancer.

It went well! He listened! He gave details! After listening, he had a plan! He told bad punny jokes! All of this made me very happy. OK, maybe not the bad jokes, but at least it was entertaining.

I will have a series of follow up tests mid-March including a whole body scan, PET scan, ultrasound, and chest x-ray as well as the usual blood work. All of this is in an effort to make sure we stay on top of what is currently going on and any recurrence that might happen.

I feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. It is bad enough to have cancer…and then have more cancer…and then to not be able to trust or even like your doctor? That is the situation I have been in for the last six months. Not going to dwell on the past, just move forward...with Dr. Pun. :)


  1. So the critical question....

    did he spell out cancer?

  2. OH what a relief! You'll be better off with Dr. Pun. Hooray!

  3. Hi there! Thanks for your tweet; this is my first time to your blog. It's good to hear that you're doing well, and I like how you talk about cancer.

    You might also want to check out our group blog for mothers with cancer ... feel free to come by anytime. It's Y'know, just in case you ever feel alone with this beast.