Cancer Treatment Center Of America

It has been an interesting couple of weeks.  To start off I want to make sure that I haven't given anyone the wrong impression about my Cancer.  I have Prostate Cancer that was very aggressive.  This battle I am in - is something that I will never finish until the day I die. 

Now to back up a bit.  On May 26th I saw my Oncologist in Minot, ND.  The visit I had with was somewhat normal - she looked at my PSA level which at that time was .61.  She listened to me tell her about the side effects I had just experienced.  She then decided to stop all treatment and schedule a Bone Scan and CT Scan. Those scans have actually been scheduled on my birthday.  

I was not sure what I thought about stopping all treatments so I decided to get a second opinion. 

That second opinion would come from the Cancer Treatment  Center of America based in Zion, IL (Chicago area).  Now before I go on - I want you to read very slowly because it is very important for me to say this before I continue ..... If you know someone,  are a Cancer Patient or a Caregiver if you live in the USA - do yourself a favor and contact the Cancer Treatment Center of America.  You owe it to yourself to seek out what I will now call the best care possible.

I was scheduled to fly on Monday June 1st... with my first appointment on Tuesday June 2nd.  (CTCA pays the flight of any patient) I was picked up that Chicago airport by a driver named Barry.  He picked me up in a stretch limo.  Barry and I talked on and off during the 1 hour drive to the hotel.  Barry said to me - be prepared for your mind to be blown. Everyone you are about to meet will have a smile and they are there to make you feel better. 

After my experience all I can say is that Barry was telling the truth.  

I think I can take it one step further and anyone that is associated with CTCA - is there to make your day better.  I stayed at a hotel called the Lotus Suites.  The shuttle driver from the hotel was Robert.  He did his best to make sure that everyone had a smile on their face by the time we got to the center. 

CTCA is a large building that doesn't look or smell like a hospital.  Everyone inside is there to help.  Imagine if you will a place that has medical professionals to help you as a Cancer patient.  But then also imagine being in a facility that almost everyone there is patient.  I say almost because Caregivers are also roaming the hallways,.  What happens though is simply amazing.  If you get lost - someone is going to help you.  If you are open to it - another patient is going to talk to you. 

Anyway I met my Oncologist / Hematologist on Wednesday afternoon.  He asked immediately if I have any issues with bleeding because part of my blood test was indicating that I could.   I thought hang on  - He is mentioning something new my Oncologist / Hematologist in Minot has never asked about.  The light bulb of better treatment turned on. He provided me my options for treatment and answered my questions.  I sat quietly for about 1 minute and then asked - what do we do next if I say yes to becoming a patient here.  He said - we give you a shot and set up a schedule for treatment. 

The shot was provided and my next appointment at the center is in September,

On Thurday while at the hotel I called the Scheduling people and asked if I could meet my Naturopath.  Yes, CTCA is not only going to treat your Cancer but also your entire body, mind and spirit.  My appointment was Scheduled for 10:00am.   In this appointment she said I am glad you scheduled this - your Vitamin D is low so I am going to prescribe you take Vitamin D.   

All my readers know I suffer from Hot Flashes ... well my Naturopath says - you need to reduce your sugar and caffiene (spelling) in take.  I will also provide you some supplements that can help. 

Now if you are a Cancer Patient or Caregiver I want you to ask yourself - when was the last time your Oncologist helped like I have indicated happened ??

I would really like to know how many people might be reading my blog... please as usual feel free to email me at info@sharksbait.org.

Now as Bugs Bunny usually said .... That's All Folks. 

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