Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Not Happy

I'm not happy with my surgeon. I called Monday morning with a valid concern, spoke with his assistant, and I have not yet had a response from him.

I know I need to call my primary doctor, even though I have an appointment with her in about a week and a half. I go in for a mamo today, but I don't think they can take an x-ray of my chest without someone's sayso.

Very disappointed in Dr. L - I expected more from him.

Although if I think about it, it shouldn't surprise me. My first impression of him was that he was a swarmy fellow. I had changed my mind because I'm so pleased with how my experience is going, but that really isn't any indication or reflection on him. It's because of me - I'm choosing to make the most of what I've had done.

When I read the boards over at Obesity Help, I see that other surgeons demand that their potential WSL patients lose weight prior to the surgery, and do blood tests to determine whether they truly stopped smoking (if they were a smoker). Other surgeons seem to be a lot stricter than Dr L, and while I suppose I'm grateful for that (I actually gained prior to my surgery lol - went through that last-time-itis), it's always been a little annoying when I went to see him afterwards. He's so quick to get me out his office, it seems. I'll have questions, and I'll get some asked, but before you know it, I'm out the door.

Not happy. My assessment of Dr. L? Back to swarmy.

1 comment:

  1. They may be talented and we need them some times,but in my experience surgeons aren't the most caring doctors around. I don't think I've ever had one willing to spend more than a quick minute with me once the cutting was over. I hope you get your problems and questions resolved!