Pinklily, we all get alterations to our programmes of this nature; it's just part of the whole experience. We are being cared for my surgeons and oncologists who have a very large number of patients to fit into their timetable, some with much more urgent needs than others. The NHS is almost in a state of collapse, organisation and administration is extremley wobbly, and we are all extremely lucky to be getting the care we are being given.
It is usual for one consultant to write detailed information to another consultant and to send a copy to the patient; it is an efficient way of working. It is unfortunate if some of the details weren't given to the patient face to face, but that is not always possible. The main thing is, we are being informed.
If you wish to speak to the surgeon yourself, you could always try phoning his secretary and explaining your concerns.
It is a waiting game for all of us. It is clear from what you have said, that your consultants don't feel there is geat urgency in starting your chemo. So there is no need to be stunned at all.
All the best.
Just been told, by my oncologist's secretary, I can't have an appointment to see my oncologist until the end of October at the earliest, that's 13 weeks after my surgery and then would start chemo in December, but would still have to wait for them to slot me in.
Had a copy letter yesterday addressed to my oncologist, saying the posterier margins were close and could not be improved surgically, would have like to have been told this by the surgeon.
What's worse is my bcn said I would probably see the oncologist mid Sept and start chemo beginning of Oct.