I love my doctor. Dr. Arekapudi has been very thorough through our whole process from diagnosis to treatment. In the beginning we had decided to go to Markey Cancer Center because that is where the best of the best is. There are very good doctors there. My mom's doctor is there and she loves him.
Well, the doctor I saw...Well lets say he is ready for retirement? Now I know there are wonderful doctors at Markey and for some reason I got set up with a colon cancer doctor. I don't know why but I did. His plan was to just give me radiation. Everything that I had read said ABVD chemo and radiation so I was a little confused.
After seeing Dr. Arekapudi again she realized we were not comfortable with having two doctors with two different treatment plans. So she arranged for us to have a 2nd opinion or shall we say 3rd opinion at Brown Cancer Center in Louisville. Today was that appointment.
We met with Dr. Methia at Brown. He was a very personable doctor which is always a plus. He went over my paper work and looked at CT scans. He agreed with Dr. Arekapudi that I would most likely need 4 cycles of chemo. His exact words were he would be surprised if I was not in remission after 4 cycles. He also said I would definitely need 3-4 weeks of radiation. Overall, my prognosis is very good.
So now we have officially two doctors who agree on the same treatment plan. I don't want to give anyone the wrong impression about Markey because I know there are wonderful doctors there. I was just set up with he wrong one.
1 week ago