Even here in Houston, “we have a problem.” I have come to think of it as a medical “shake down cruise.” It seems to be introductory no matter where we go looking for answers from cancer experts.
Communication with the cancer experts approximates “Shock and Awe.” They hit you with the “Shock and Awe” – the vocabulary of which they have had years to assimilate, and then ask if you have any questions. You have maybe thirty seconds at the outside before they leave the room. So if, like me, you are one of those “quick to hear and slow to speak people,” you have nothing even close to enough time to take it all in, process what they have thrown at you, and meaningfully participate in life or death decision making. :-/
Been here four days now, and beginning to make some progress. :-)