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Doctor frustrations anyone? Doctor frustrations anyone?

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Unread 05-09-2008, 09:24 PM
Doctor frustrations anyone?

Is anyone as frustrated with their doctor as I am?
When I first saw my doctor, gyno/onc, he suggested surgery to remove my left overy for 2 complex cysts and exploratory for really heavy periods and pain. On April 8th I ended up having a Di Vinci hysterectomy including the cervix (due to anenomyosis and squamous on the cervix), so now I only have my right ovary to keep me going.
Well I haven't seen my doctor since before the surgery, I went for my follow up after 2 weeks and he was out of town, today I went for my 4 week and he wasn't there again, I saw the nurse practitioner each time. She told me today that I didn't need to see the doctor since they didn't find any cancer. So he dropped me like a bad apple. I had so many questions to ask him about how the surgery went and I can't even see him. I was told if I have any questions I could just ask the nurse. And they told me to go back to my regular gyno for yearly check ups and I didn't need to come back to that office. I would change doctors but it's a little late.

If it wasn't for this site, I wouldn't know hardly anything, everything on what to expect I learned here. I am so thankful for this site. Thank goodness I asked for a copy of my pathology report or I wouldn't even know what they found, I didn't understand it all so I had to look most of it up on the Internet.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 10:04 PM
Doctor frustrations anyone?

I'm in the belief that you can always get a second opinion, and if you like that doctor-change! You should see the doctor for your post-op appointments. I'm frustrated just hearing your story. You deserve better treatment! Please keep us updated!
Unread 05-09-2008, 10:07 PM
Doctor frustrations anyone?

So sorry about your Dr. problems, I do have a good relationship with both my oncologist And my gyno. I was just thinking have you tried going to the hospital you had your surgery at and asked for a copy of your surgery report, that might answer a few of your questions, maybe getting in to see your normal gyn. just to get some questions possibly answered.
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Unread 05-09-2008, 10:24 PM
Doctor frustrations anyone?

Wow that's a great idea to get a copy of the surgery report, I didn't even think of that, I go down there and see if I can get a copy.
I knew things were gonna get bad when they tried to realse me back to work after 12 days, I had to remind the nurse that the doctor cut a blood vestil next to my spine that caused more bruising then normal, I still couldn't stand up straight and they wanted me to go back to work. I had to beg for another week off and they made me feel like I was milking it.
Unread 05-10-2008, 01:28 AM
Doctor frustrations anyone?

I'm not liking this doctor. I would suggest a second opinion, and perhaps a discussion with your general medical doctor about your problems as well. He can help you if you have problems until you can find a caring gync. You need and deserve a doctor that listens to you and wants to help you, and your current doc doesn't sound that way to me. Good luck! I've had to change doctors when mine refused to see me when I was in major pain and went to the emergency room.

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