I had pre surgical testing today and realized I had more questions I needed to ask surgeon, so called and he called me back tonight, and I feel more at ease now.
I asked him if he thought I would need anyone to stay with me first night, he told me NO, that I will either be going to ICU or step down where the nurses have a max of 3 pts. I also heard during pre surgical testing that my surgeon doesn't like to use a pain pump which I didn't know, but after speaking to him he said it is there if I want it, but that he finds when people have it they are less likely to move around, and he wants me to move...so he said see how I feel, but if I feel more secure having it, I will have it.
At my first apt. with him another pt in the office was an orthopedic surgeon who told me he went for several opinions and chose him. The nurse who I was dealing with today also told me how many Doctors use him for their own surgeries. This was after I mentioed my friends son is a medical student at the school associated with this hospital and how he told me the students, interns and nurses really don't like him. She smiled, and said he wants things his own way. He has always seemed nice to me and I don't care if he wants the the way he wants it with the staff....as long as I'm on this side, it's fine with me. When I worked I came across many doctors like this.
So, all in all I hope to calm down, tomorrow when I see my PC I will ask for xanax for sure....my nerves are shot...