I needed to know that I could continue working, at least during any potential treatments. I was a single mother, not receiving any other income, and I was supporting myself and two children. So I decided I was going to what fit me rather than my family doctor. I started calling around in my work area to find out what other doctors were available. I went back to my family doctor who wasn't thrilled with the idea of referring me to a doctor she wasn't familiar with. But when I explained my situation, she was cooperative.