Long story short.... I am collapsed at L5 S1. Was told in the past I was operable, but one surgeon wanted me to lose weight first, another wanted to try conservative treatments first (insurance change, so I had to switch surgeons).
Flash forward to present day, we moved to Arizona, and I had to start all over. Was blind sided when this new AZ surgeon told me I was inoperable, that surgery would not help me because I have DDD. So when I was in his office that day, I didn't think to ask him why so many others are good surgical candidates, but I'm not. I was so shocked because this surgeon was just so kurt, and sharp, and I feel like he just rushed me out of there. He spent literally 2 minutes reviewing my MRI.
Anyway, I left him 2 messages several weeks ago, and one late last week. His office/nurse calls me today and tells me that if I want to speak to him I need to make an appointment!!! At that time he will go over everything with me in detail. I made it clear several weeks ago, and last week that I just had one question. So today I told the nurse it was one simple question, and if I had to make an appointment to get the answer, then never mind.
Basically, I feel that since he can't treat me, he is dismissing me. I am not going to pay another $30 co pay, so he can collect another $250 for an office visit, when all I had was one question. I have never come across this in my life.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a whiner, and generally am VERY accepting of others actions, right, wrong, or indifferent. But I feel like this doctor just totally handed me a death sentence, then dismissed me.
I have applied for SSD, and will probably ultimately get a secone opinion. But geesh! He can't call me for 5 minutes?
I'm probably more upset about this then I normally would be because of the way he treated me in his office.
Thank you all for letting me vent.
You are all such great people.