Re: Talked with a surgeon today - nightmare!!! Help!

From: Colette (
Thu Aug 30 17:35:42 2001

Hi Jill, First of all welcome and big hugs to you! I know how you feel i went to a Gi doc. that wanted to take out my colon and he got this by talking to me in a 15 min time span! needless to say i never went back! alot of use go through this sweetie so hang in there! Tell the Gi dr. that referred you that you saw the surgeon and the way he treated you and that you would like a second opion! And alot of dr's think because we look good on the outside that were not in pain how would they know anyhow! I would not have surgery with a doc. like that please get a second opion hang in there hon! let us know ok! hugs Colette >
>It's been a year now since my hyst, and I've completed numerous tests to
>try and figure out my strange pain in my right side. My GI doctor , who
>I really like, does feel adhesions are definitely at play, and she
>referred me to a laparascopic surgeon, who I saw today.
>I was first put off when the first thing he said was , "So why are you
>here, anyway?" - uggh!!! He read my chart, and did a history with me,
>then wanted to know why I didn't have any liver scans done, and said we
>should do one. I told him when and where I get my pain, and he said,
>"well, for someone in pain, you look pretty good". another uggh.
>He then led me to his scheduler, who ignored me for several minutes,
>then loudly stated "did you have a day in mind, or do you want the next
>available? " I didn't understand, and said "what?" she nastily repeated
>herself . . . I said "for what?" she said "for surgery, of course!" I
>told her I thought we were just scheduling an ultrasound, and she said
>the doctor's chart said that I had agreed to surgery! She then said" you
>were in the treatment room with him, didn't you listen at all?"
>Needless to say, I burst into tears at this point, and left immediately.
>I'm sorry to vent on all of you - but now what do I do? I've heard he is
>a good surgeon, but I refuse to be treated that way by anyone in the
>medical profession!
>Another odd thing he said that scared me was "If I do surgery, and your
>gall bladder doesn't look right, I'll just take it out, even though your
>tests are normal"
>Please helP!
>Jill Humbert

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