Thursday, November 17, 2016
I now have an appointment scheduled with UF Health in Jacksonville on Wednesday, November 23 (the day before Thanksgiving), at 9:00 am. This is for the Consultation visit: the first step in getting proton beam therapy there. I’ll meet with my Financial Counselor, my Nurse Case Manager, and the person who will become my go-to doctor. If my doctor and I both agree to it, the following step will be the Simulation visit, hopefully in early January. Simulation includes a series of imaging studies and procedures that will help lead to development of my personalized treatment plan. The eight-week Treatment phase will begin about three weeks after the Simulation visit.