I had a posterior cervical foraminotomy with revision C5-6 and fusion at C4-5. I had tried working with him but since surgery on 12/22, I have seen him ONE TIME! All other times I have seen the PA. It wouldn't be so bad but my right arm is paralyzed and he is not doing anything about it. I am supposed to see him in two days and now I can hardly look at him. He keeps saying that it will get better in 3-4 weeks, then 4-8, then 6, then 9 weeks, yet he has never done objective testing to see what nerves are involves etc. I am so mad that he screwed me up and will not even talk to me. I have a consult with a neuro in 5 days but I don't know of many surgeons who would be willing to take on a patient 2 weeks post op. I am tired of crying and being so depressed that I don't want to go on. I see no hope and don't know how much longer I can survive this mess. I have also found out that there is no help for those who have suddenly become disabled. I am loved by my husband but otherwise I feel like I've been put out like trash beside the curb. Few days are better and most are worse than this. I asked my doctor's office if his insurance policy provided any counseling or help for patients who have suffered unanticipated consequences and was told there was nothing. So he can muck me up and not provide any follow up therapy or support.
So how does one deal with a doctor/surgeon whom I despise and have only contempt for? He has shown no compassion or concern for me. And what if I cannot find another doctor willing to pick up where he left off? Needless to say, I am very depressed and feel that I have no where to turn. I cannot afford therapy.