Well, I'd say the doctor showed his hand, wouldn't you---we are still awaiting the biopsy results with everyone telling me to "think positively" and my saying, "come on, I recognize that look on the doctor's face and know this is only a formality. He had to know from the PET scan and why would you disseminate false hope?". So when we got home there was a letter from the insurance company okaying a referral to a thoracic surgeon!! Pretty nifty, huh? The doctor goes ahead and asks the primary for a referral so it would be in place when he tells us "well, now we have to go to step 2" but we got it BEFORE he could even say that. So do I tell everyone "I told you so"? At least we don't have to hear the words from the doctor's mouth. When he calls, do I cut him off and tell him we already know and that I think it was a pretty cheap shot to be strung along? I'm not the patient. My boyfriend is the patient so I don't want to irritate this doctor (and we all know how easily they do that) but I am exceedingly displeased with the methods of "breaking news".