07/09/2015: MD Anderson First Appointment Scheduled


16:06: Lana at MD Anderson called me and left me a voicemail message to call her back so that she could get my initial appointment scheduled.

16:22: I call Lana back.  She asks me if I prefer July 15, 2015, or July 20, 2015.  I told Lana, the earlier the better, she said July 15, 2015 it is.  She said she would be emailing me a checklist for my first appointment.  She said that my Insurance company for approved for in network coverage for the initial consultation and test to determine the next level of treatment.  She said that she was able to contact Tulane and that Tulane would be shipping her my biopsy slides for them to review.  She did say I needed to get a copy of my latest PET/CT scan on disk and bring that with me.  She emailed me all of this including my registration time of 8:00 AM on July 15, 2015, and my doctor appointment following that at 9:00 AM.  Lana said that I should plan on being there from 5-7 days, but it could be a lot shorter than that because I have had recent scans and biopsies and such for them to base their evaluations on so that could cut my time needed to stay there significantly.  We shall see!

MD Anderson so far is very organized and give you your schedule well in advance.


I have new patient registration, my doctor appointment, a blood test, a chest XRay, and an EKG test to undergo on the first day there.



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