I put off calling about the results from the CA27-29 for a few days. Really, I don't see why Dr. S wants me to know it unless he thinks that it gives me comfort that it isn't rising. Actually looking around the web, it's not even recommended as a screening test. It wouldn't become elevated until a tumor was quite large. Yesterday I finally got around to calling about it. I decided while I was talking to the nurse to get a copy of the December blood test that Dr. S had made reference to and talk to Dr. R about having such different B12 test results a month later. She said that she'd fax it to me and then didn't so I called back this morning and one of the ladies at the front desk faxed the results to me. I looked and looked and looked over the results and I don't see that cobalamin was tested for. Why would he tell me that I'd had a level of 1330 when he hadn't even had the test done.
This bugs me, really bugs me. I have know for almost the entire time that I have been seeing Dr. S that he gives the information that I need to know to make the decision that he wants me to make. I have always felt that the omission was a form of dishonesty. But I consider that at some point everyone is dishonest whether they mean to be or not. But this is beyond just failing to give me every piece of information, this is an outright lie with no reason to do it. Seriously, I thought it odd that he would have been checking cobalamin levels. What would be the point? Most doctors don't check it until they have a reason to do it.
I'm not going to fire Dr. S over this, but it does cloud my trust of him. I just wonder if the next time I need to consult him about a problem I'm going to be able to trust him.