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  #1  
Unread 12-04-2002, 07:09 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Hiya all . .thank you to all who replied to my other post . yer all the best ... now onto the next worry ..(made a list of worries i think..lol)
Anyhoo.. .. my doc ... god i love her to death .... i met my match in her.. i should of had this surgery prolly 10yrs ago after my last son .. but i have gone to different docs ... told em "yeah yeah i'll think about it" and left and never came back ... this time .. i tried to pull that and she stood in the doorway of the room and told me to sit my arse down that we need to get this hammered out! LMAO ,,,,,, she calls me outta the blue to see how i am doing ... she hugs me everytime i see her .. even gave me her HOME PHONE # incase i had any questions (now ya KNOW she is young if she is handing out her phone number to patients..hehe) .. but anyway .. the closer it gets ... the more worried i get about her being so young ... she had to get "approval" for this surgery because she isnt "technically" an OBGYN yet ..... as close as she can come to it .. and she can do the surgery herself as she is lic. to do so ... but now i am thinking .... wow .. i am like her third ever LAVH.. although a part of me LOVES HER TO DEATH .. a part of me is thinking .. omgosh ... what have i done letting her do this to me !!!! .. any suggestions to ease my mind??
Also ... to me .. all the "prep" work and shaving and enema's .. i am having an AWFUL time getting by all of it ..... am i a big woose .. prolly .. but hasnt anyone else had a day of thinking "omg .. i dont want em shaving me down there .. looking at me down there while i am sleeping... getting that wonderful "flush" before and after surgery? ... geesh it is like it is consuming me all of a sudden !!!!! (and now my fear is i am the only one with THIS fear..lol)
Anything anyone can throw at me in the way of comfort words .. ..i would love to hear it !!!!!!!

Thank You and Take Care

Janelle
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Unread 12-04-2002, 07:34 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Hi Jenelle,

I know what you mean about having people peeking in your privates. The humiliation we have to endure!

I'd call that doctor and find out if all that shaving and such can be done after you're under. Maybe the bowell prep etc. can be done at home too? Get the nitty grity and tell her you're concerns.

As far as her being young..maybe she is more careful than a more experienced surgeon. I can see your point though. But ya know having a doctor that you like is worth a lot. I have had a few that I just didn't like. Nothing I could put my finger on but I just didn't like them. Fortunately I really like my OBGYN and was relieved to learn that she would be doing my surgery.

My worries now are that I am in a teaching hospital and I'm sure the whole soccer team will be observing the show. I talked to Doc about this and she assured me that "she's driving". It's all those backseat drivers I'm worried about. I don't want to be a guinea pig.

I think your doctor sounds like a peach...embrace it!
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Unread 12-04-2002, 07:47 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Hi Janelle, no you're not the only one to get nervous and think of new things to worry about. Been there - done that too! If you're happy with your dr, I'd keep that in mind. Since she has a liscense, that means she's qualified . Every dr was once new and somebody had to be their 1st , 2nd etc. If you're still uncomfortable about the whole thing , maybe you could ask her if she could arrange for a more experienced assistant to be there with her. Good luck, keep us posted. s
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Unread 12-04-2002, 08:00 AM
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Jenelle,

I had to change doctors because of insurance and when I got to my appointment with my new doc.....I was like okay, your 16! Turns out he has been in OB/GYN for over 10 years and I have heard only great things about him (not to mention he has proven himself to me as well!)

Just a thought....if you are really concerned, visit your states Board of Medical Examiners. Here in GA we can look up any MD and see when they were licensed, what they are licensed for and also if there are any legal claims that have been filed or that are pending.

Sounds like your doc has a WONDERFUL bedside manner and I can tell you, (I work in healthcare) those are the best and most careful doctors because they aren't in it for the money, they honestly love what they are doing.

You know when you think about it......they are all "practicing" medicine......kinda scary huh?

Take care and lots of s
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Unread 12-04-2002, 08:04 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Hi Janelle:

I am 8 days post and did the prep...really not that bad. Enemma was quick and painles considering the other type of bowel preps I have been through I was greatful. Shaving it grows back pretty quickly and I understand your shyness about your privies...but the staff really wont be concerned about what it looks like they will be more concerned about the inners and you will be out and they do give you some great relaxers prior to the actual procedure so that may aleeve some of the anxiety. As far as docs youth, most doctors have another physician assisting them in the procedure so maybe ask her if she has someone else with her during your procedure. That may ease your concerns.

I wish you the best of luck.
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Unread 12-04-2002, 08:15 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Janelle -

Check with your doctor about the shaving and enema. My doctor let me shave myself in the comfort and privacy of my own home and I also did the bowel cleansing at home too. Of course, they are still going to see "all of you" when you get to the hospital but it made it a little easier on me to do it myself.

I was scared to death prior to the surgery but now I am 5 weeks post op and I feel a million times better than I ever have in my life. Don't worry so much about being embarassed, just keep focused on feeling better!

Best of Luck
Jen
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Unread 12-04-2002, 08:19 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Janelle,

My GP is exactly like your ob/gyn... young, great bedside manner and UP TO DATE on all the latest. Trust your instincts with her no matter what that maybe. Sometimes the new ones are better because they are gentler and more concerned about their work.

I would say go for it!
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Unread 12-04-2002, 08:52 AM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Janelle,

I to have to say that just because she is young and new doesn't mean she doesn't know her stuff.

I am 4 weeks post from the most wonderful surgern who I thought was to young and didn't know her stuff. I was referred to a specialist and ended up seeing her not the doc I was referred to. I was really worried as her bedside manner at that first appt was less than desireable.. I have to say after three surgeries this year that she did the best job ever!!!! My GYN (who was male) was rougher, clueless in handleing things gently and not at all current on some of the latest tech.

My Onocologist knew things that even the Doc's in the practice she joined one month before my surgery didn't know...She is very young, and made me very nervous...but I went with my gut and trusted her and am so glad I did. I did notice on my surgical report that she did have one of the other docs there to assist tho and that made me feel better.

I would definately talk to her about your concerns...if she has such a wonderful bedside manner with you then she would be understanding of your fears and willing to talk to you about them.

Please let us know how it goes!!!!



Dawn
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Unread 12-04-2002, 03:44 PM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

Young might be a blessing, actually. She learned the newest techniques in medical school. I think it would be MORE worrisome to have a pretty old one -- you know the old adage about teaching an old dog new tricks! LOL My doc is in his 40s.

Also, don't be alarmed at all about her not being board-certified -- that is no reflection on the doctor, it simply takes a while.

Best wishes!

Julie-Anne
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Unread 12-04-2002, 06:11 PM
Younger Doc and Embarassing Stuff

i had my surgery last year. my ob/gyn is also young and was not board certified at the time she did my hyst. she got certified not long afterward. anyway, i think she did a great job - have no complaints. if you like your dr, go for it.
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