Well of course I could barely understand him to begin with. He made very clear that I need to lose weight, so I asked him how can I? I wasn't being a smart ass, I need to know how. He told me to excercise! No crap. So after some more prodding he finally gave me a book of excersices to do, but made sure to tell me that it was normally for patients after surgery. Then he told me that all he could do for me is surgery, but he really doesn't want to do it until I lose weight, but he will if I want him to. He said it would be a laminctomy, and went through all the risks and stuff, then said that he would probably also do a three level fusion at the same time. Then when it was time for me to leave, he was just like, so okay what do you want to do, schedule today, think about it, get a second opinion. I said I would wait a few months so I can try to lose weight, and he was just like, I'm glad you mentioned that, that is a good idea. WTH??
So since he would do nothing for me with my meds that arent' working, I'm making an appt. with my family doc, and I'm gonna have her refer me for a second opinion. Although the weight loss i do agree with and that does start today.