Five Dollar Complaint #3

You’ve had those days. The ones where you wake up with a lead weight in your stomach and a sharp sense of dread. I expected to see tomorrow morning come in lighter and more certain but it won’t now, because the appointments for my dad were moved to Thursday. Because the labs aren’t in, again. They expected them last Monday and thought Wednesday at the outside. And when they weren’t done on Wednesday, we were all a bit frustrated but were reassured. Of course they will be in before Tuesday, they said. And then they weren’t. Thursday, they tell us.

This brain cancer. It kills folks in weeks. We’re not talking about being annoyed because our Christmas plans might be spoiled, we’re worried about Father’s Day. Intellectually, I know that, if it really is just a month or two, delayed labs are not the problem. But in the interim, this period without prognosis or treatment, it’s exasperating.


9 Responses

  1. I can’t even imagine the agony of just waiting. Hugs, hugs, more hugs. HUGS.

  2. The waiting is the hardest part.

    Well, not always, but it does suck. I tend to lean to ‘no news is good news’ and hope that’s the case here. Sending lots of good thoughts….(and if I need to go roll some heads in that lab, just let me know. I will!)

  3. Ugh ugh ugh. Frustrated on your behalf and hoping good news comes soon.

  4. Oh, Honey. I’m just seeing this, and I’m sorry I wasn’t here to offer virtual hugs and cups of tea/whiskey sooner.

  5. That is absolutely brutal. I’m so sorry you’re still waiting for answers.

  6. Grrrrr. Aaargh.

  7. P.S. if they were doing pathology testing on samples, frustrating as it is- sometimes the staining has to be redone, or the results are equivocal and they have to do extra testing or call a conference of whatever. Fun fact: i once worked in a pathology lab for nine months! Which probably doesn’t make you feel any better about Where’s My Damn Results. I hope they were for real done today!

  8. Wish I could be there with you! I’d try to distract you in the waiting room. Maybe not entirely appropriately. 🙂 *hhhhhuuuuuugggggsss*

  9. Urgh! Uncertainty can be terrible. At least if you know something, you can consider options and make decisions, which is at least something. I’m so sorry you’re all in such a crappy situation. I hope things take a turn for the better, and soon. *hugs*

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