I am not sure if my physcian (oncologist and hematolist) is truly looking out for me or lining his own pockets. I was diagnosed with CML in September of 2010. The guy saved me. I had a WBC of 443,000 and now I am in the molecular remission ballpark (PCR 0.04). (If it matters, I am taking 100 mg/day of Sprycel.) During my last visit in April he said he would see me one more time in about four weeks and then we would move appointments to once a quarter. I was really happy about this. This damn disease is expensive, as we all know, and I wouldn't mind keeping the extra $120 a year.
My next appointment turned out to be today for whatever reason. All is still well with my counts and I have no complaints about how I feel. At the end of the appointment he said he would see me in six weeks. So I said to him, "I thought it would be once a quarter now like you said at our last appointment." He looked at me and said, "I never said that. We'll meet in eight weeks if you don't want to do six weeks." My memory may suck but I don't forget about things like that. Also, this wasn't the first time he forgot about something he told me about the frequency of my appointments. Anyway, I didn't want to argue so I made my appointment and left.
Does this sound kosher to anyone? I like the dude but I also don't want to visit him more than I need to. I would appreciate any input. If I am worng, I am fine with it. I want the care. If I am getting taken to the cleaners, he saw me for the last time.