It has galvanized me to find another place. The chemo drug they use for bladder cancer, BCG, is in short supply, and Moffitt didn't even have enough to complete my 6 dosages with them, but they said they are hoping to get another shipment in by the end of September. So I called around, and found that Lakeland Cancer Center has some BCG and enough to do my 6 dosages, but I would have to completely have all my records transferred to them and once they were, I could then make an appointment with one of their doctors, and after that I could try to get on their schedule for treatment. But the new patient coordinator basically discouraged me from even attempting this as it would evidently be a long process. I called the manufacturer of the chemo to find out where they send it to in this area to try to find another facility, but they send it to wholesalers, so they don't have direct contact with who orders it from the wholesalers. They did tell me the same thing Moffitt said, in that they are shipping orders with the latest dosages out mid to late January. So I called Tampa General (the facility I wanted to go in the first place) to find out if they have pending orders for the drug, and they do. I spoke with the lady who would be administering my treatment and she was AWESOME, having had bladder cancer herself she knows exactly what I'm going through. She said they have been told as well that they should be receiving their BCG supply mid to late January. So I called my doctor's office and asked them to please switch my chemo orders to Tampa General. The nurse said my doctor is out of the country but should be back soon and so she will plan on trying to reach him early next week (even though he's not due back in the office that soon). She is concerned that Tampa General will not receive the drug as early as they are anticipating and will only delay my treatment, but I think that is a danger as well at Moffitt since they are waiting on more BCG, too.
So that is that! I have to believe there is a reason things were so botched up yesterday - maybe the dosage was tainted, or maybe it was what I needed to get me going elsewhere. We will see how the rest of this story unfolds.