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Frustrated/NO surgery/No Doctor now

kyadog115kkyadog115 Posts: 266
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:25 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Thanks to all that responded. I just talked to the office......believe this or not, They have discharged me from their practice. They advise me to get another doctor. Now i'm sort of screwed. I do have another Neuro in mind it's just that this guy did my ACDF c3-6 and he knows me.
I did explain to his secretary about my mom but they weren't budging



  • I am shocked. I didn't think it would go that far. I'm real sorry to hear that. Definately start looking for another surgeon immediately. It may be hard with the holidays coming up, but hopefully you can get in with someone in January.
  • MeyDey

    Thanks, I cant believe it either,but b'tween the cocaine situation and yesterday,he's probably sick of me. I guess I can't blame him but it kinda leaves me in a bad place. Not only that, his office told me to get a hold of primary because of the pre-op chest x-ray results. They wouldn't tell me what it showed and my primary is in NYC today. I can only imagine what this is...........cancer? I hope to God, its nothing serious
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  • Im so sorry to hear about all this that is happening to you. If this was the kind of MD he is, then you don;t want someone like that operating on you anyway. Good luck ! Keep us posted!!

  • I hope it's nothing serious either. Have you been sick with fever, cough, coughing blood, chest pain, or anything like that? If so, I would get seen at the ER ASAP. Please let me know if something comes up. >:D<
  • I also have a bad cough and spit up phlem,I am a somewhat heavy smoker so I just assumed it was from that. I called the hosp about it.they wont tell me anything but said I could go get the report. If it's in "doctor language" so to speak, I wont be able to decipher it anyway
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  • Don't wait too long to get that checked out, especially if you have shortness of breath. You could have walking pneumonia among other things.
  • Go and get your x-rays. You will have to sign for them but you can get them and take them to your PC doctor. If thry are sending you to a PV doc, I wouldn't be as worried oif they said go to the hospital now. Try to be positive, I know someone who smokes and coughs phlegm and they had bronchitis... showed up on the X-ray. Take Care and good luck to you. Are you still "clean".
  • thanks, yes still clean
  • on your sobriety. Keep it up, I am proud of you.
  • If they had to call security, someone there had felt physically threatened. Hate to tell you this, but that discharge was 100% appropriate. Do you think he was late because he came from a round of golf? No, chances are he was running late because he was a good doctor and a patient had an unforeseen issue or complication beyond his control that he was taking good care - wouldn't you want the same care and courtesy when you are on the table? You should still send a letter of apology for your behavior because it is the right thing to do - but I can guarantee you he will not see you again as a patient.
    On a more practical matter, get a copy of your medical records, since this "incident" today will be well documented in your chart (it has to be, for legal reasons). It may actually affect your ability to get another good surgeon locally. Get a copy of your chest X-ray too. Call your primary care doc ASAP to get the findings on the chest X-ray looked out, and also let him know about what happened. If you are serious about staying clean - tell your primary care doc everything- so he can refer you for additional support and resources as well to stay clean.
    And I know as bad as your are feeling for yourself right now, say or do something nice for your mother immediately. Thank her for being there, and that you were sorry she had to see you act out like that. You use her as an excuse for your outburst, but I bet she would have waited all night for the doctor to take good care of you, and I bet she feels worse for you than you feel for yourself.
    Good luck.
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