Today, I went with Jeanine to see her Oncologist and her Urologist. It amazes me how talking with two different doctors about the same issue, you can come away with very different impressions.
They both listen very carefully to Jeanine's concerns and questions and both try to help her with those concerns. The Oncologist, though, answers her questions in a short sentence or two, while the Urologist will explain the reasonings behind the answers that Jeanine has already received. The Urologist has the ability to make you feel that there is hope. The Oncologist leaves you thinking that there is more that should have been said and that you are totally out of the loop.
That said, we got pretty good news this week. Jeanine's pain is lessening, her side effects with the IV drug are minimal, and her blood work is good. She was told that the side effects are probably as bad as they are going to get. We were so happy to hear this piece of news. She is doing well and we are happy that this is so.