THE STORY OF MY BREAST LUMP (II)

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Prima Consultatie

La prima vizita la IOB mi-am deschis fisa acolo si am fost repartizata unui medic la consultatie. Mentionati daca vi s-a recomandat un medic anume. Daca ajungeti cumva acolo, iata ce trebuie sa stiti. Aveti nevoie de:

  • Trimitere de la medicul de familie, cu specificarea ca este pentru IOB.
  • Cardul de sanatate activ.
  •  Adeverinta de salariat de la locul de munca, care sa dovedeasca faptul ca sunteti la zi cu cotizatia. E stupid in contextul existentei cardurilor dar asa e regula. Ii multumesc fetei blonde de acolo care a vazut frica in ochii mei si a trecut peste faptul ca nu adusesem adeverinta in acea zi.

Nu aveam de unde sa stiu, am revenit dupa cateva zile si am atasat-o la dosar.

In hol veti gasi doua masini care impart bonuri de ordine. Aveti doua optiuni: pentru pacientii care revin, sau pentru pacientii noi. Luati bonul corespunzator si asteptati linistiti sa va vina randul (va striga in ordine fetele de la receptie iar numarul bonului e afisat pe ecrane). Nu are rost sa va certati, agitati sau mai stiu eu ce. Cum le-am transmis celor care se bagau in fata, desi sistemul era destul de bine pus la punct pentru Romania. “Toti suntem disperati, plini de frica si bolnavi. Toti vrem sa fim primii sa ne rezolvam problema. Dar hai sa ramanem oameni si sa ne respectam. Altfel cum putem sa pretindem respect”.

In fine … am ajuns la consultatie cu ecografia in mana. Si ii multumesc doamnei doctor pentru felul in care a vorbit si mi-a expus informatiile. A incercat pe cat a putut sa ma linisteasca. Nu putea sa imi zica exact despre ce e vorba fara sa ma opereze. Acelasi lucru mi-l spusesera si medicul de la ecograf si medicul de familie. Eram pregatita pentru orice. Am stabilit impreuna data operatiei si am primit indicatiile pentru internare.

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First Exam

At my first visit to the National Institute of Oncology I signed up for a consultation and I was assigned to a doctor. You can mention if you have a recommendation for a certain doctor. If you are from Romania you’ll need:

  • A recommendation from your family physician, with an IOB mention.
  • An active health insurance card.
  • A certificate from your employer stating that your health insurance is up to date. This is stupid now that we have the health insurance cards but that’s the rule. I want to thank the blonde girl who saw the fear in my eyes and assigned me even if I didn’t have the certificate on me.

I didn’t knew I needed one, so I came back and attached it to my file.

In the lobby, you’ll find two ticket dispenser machines. You have two options: for returning patients, or new patients. Take the ticket you need and wait your turn (you’ll be called according to your ticket and the ticket numbers are also displayed on screens). It’s useless to fight with the other people. As I said to those who wanted to skip the line, even if the system is pretty organized. “We are all desperate, scared and sick/ We all want to be first to solve our health issues. Let’s be humans and respect each other. How else could we expect to be treated with respect”.

Finally, I arrived at the doctor’s office with my ultrasound. I want to thank my doctor for speaking to me clearly and for giving me all the info I needed. She tried to comfort me a little. She couldn’t say what was there without surgery. I got the same diagnostic at the ultrasound and at my family physician. I was ready for anything. We set the date of the surgery and I received a set of indications before hospitalisation.

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10 thoughts on “THE STORY OF MY BREAST LUMP (II)

    1. Mai am doua parti, am zis ca e mai usor de citit asa, comparand cu o bucata imensa de text. Eu am avut noroc, e benign, dar urmaresc periodic ca sa evit alte surprize neplacute. Numai placuta nu a fost toata perioada asta, dar bine ca a trecut 🙂

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