So two weeks ago, I was told there was no Taxol and I was going to have to do another regimen. I am pleased to say, I proved them wrong. After a lot of phone calls, text messages and scrambling, today I did it! I successfully received my taxol. I was nervous because the two people I know who tried had a reaction. But by the grace of God, the infusion went without a hitch.
Moral of the story: if anyone (even a doctor) tells you that you "can't" do something, but you believe that you can, then you have to keep going until you get what you want. Be your own advocate. Don't be shy. You have every right to speak up and you owe it to yourself. If you don't stand up for what you feel in your heart is right, you will regret it or second guess yourself.
Be relentless. I had to call my old doc's staff 10 times before I could get them to transfer my records to my new doc. I was tired and didn't have the energy, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. I knew this was what I wanted and other people's laziness, or whatnot, was not going to stand in my way. Bottom line is, don't settle for something that doesn't feel right to you. Push for what you want.