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Unread 07-21-2003, 08:43 PM

This surgery is turning into a major "event." My reg. DR. called today, said after confering with a couple other Drs.,They've decided I must go to a bigger facility. Well, fine and dandy, but that also means starting over with a new gyn, I am not happy. I understand that with my history of a stroke, clotting problems etc,that I am high risk, But I really like and above all trust my gyn.Hes aleved so many of my fears and now he can't do the hyster.I called his office today in tears, he talked to me a long time about it being for my safety, all the specialist standing by etc.,but I honestly almost told them to just forget the whole d--- thing. I just don't know what to do, I know I cannot take much more of this bleeding and this back pain. Any body had a situation like this? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Unread 07-21-2003, 08:51 PM

Oh Connie,

My heart really goes out to you. Did your Dr reffer you to another Dr.? Maybe your regular doc would be willing to talk to the new one, did you ask if your doc has privelages at the other facility, if so maybe he can assist or just be there since he knows you so well.

Major s coming your way, let us know what happens.
Unread 07-21-2003, 08:55 PM

Hi, Connie -

I know how you feel about wanting your Dr. to do your surgery. I drove 2 hours & stayed some with my parents after the surgery, just so I could have the same Dr. who has been seeing me for years do this.

However, I at first said I wanted a spinal. He told me that, knowing me, I'd do better if I was knocked out. He left it up to me. I finally resolved it by telling myself that I'm trusting him enough to drive 2 hours & keep seeing him, I should trust him enough to do what he's recommending as far as that goes.

It sounds to me like your Dr is one of the rare, rare Dr's in this world who will admit that they are not the ones to do the job. He knows you as a patient & knows your body & your body's numbers. I KNOW you're upset that he won't be doing the surgery, but I think I'd feel good that he's wise enough to admit when there are things that are beyond what your facilities/town specialists can handle. Given your health history, can you at least do a consultation only appointment with the other doctor to pick his brain & get a feeling for him?

Where are you in Tennessee?

Please, e-mail me & keep me posted & I will add you to my prayer list.
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Unread 07-21-2003, 09:02 PM

((( Connie ))), it sounds to me like you have some very caring drs. I know that you're upset about all the sudden changes but it sounds like your dr is trying to get you the very best care available. I would at least see the new dr and hear what he/she thinks. It sounds like your gyn is a caring dr as he wants what's best for you also.
Please try to think calmly about it and talk to everyone involved before you make a decision. Maybe you can get an appointment quickly if you get your dr to explain your situation. I'm sure that waiting is very hard for you and I don't blame you for not wanting to start over. However, your health is the most important thing and I would certainly listen to what your drs have to say.
Please keep us posted - we'll be here for you.

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