I guess someone found my tongue in cheek moan about Dorovitch offensive as it appears to have been removed. Strange my poems berating Dorovitch about their late delivery of results last June are still there. Maybe prose is more offensive than poetry. Harker - be careful, I don;t think they are your favourite organisation either.
Well ten days after they took blood I got the results with the following message:
These results have been released under the Privacy Act (Cth) and the Health Records Act (Vic). The results and any interpretive comments on the report are primarily intended for the requesting medical practitioner. We would therefore urge you to seek medical assistance in the interpretation of the attached results,
First time I have had this. The strange thing is my medical oncologist, whom I am seeing tomorrow, always requests a copy go to me. The appointment to see him was made six months ago! Clearly the author of this note does not think I should have a copy of my own pathology results.
However, what were the results. Everything within normal limits except for the blood marker for cancer. It is rising rapidly. So it will be a more scans to see where it has spread to now and then back onto therapy again, to see if it still works. I guess it has always been a case of when, not if!
I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky;
and all I ask is a tall ship
and a star to steer her by. John Masefield
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.