Seeking Out Me

Day #50

Posted in Uncategorized by Tracy on January 21, 2010

Day 50 – appointment with surgeon

This may have been the quickest appointment in the history of doctor appointments. I walked in and my name was called within 2 minutes. I barely had a chance to warm the chair I was sitting in. I get escorted to the room and I immediately settle in to read a book on my Sony Reader because I am certain that I am going to be sitting there for at least 10-15 minutes.

But, to my amazement, no sooner did I pull out my Sony Reader and turn it on, the doctor knocked and walked in. He was ready. We go through the introductions and I tell him why I am there and then I proceed to show him. He feels my back and then within seconds concludes the same diagnosis as my referring physician.

I’m a little surprised that he can so quickly diagnose by just the touch of his hand. But he was not surprised at his skill and remained confident and poised. I decided that while I had him, I should ask what my options were. Do I leave it in there to see if it grows bigger than it already quickly has in the past 3 months? Or do I get it taken out? What was the procedure if I wanted to get it taken out? What was the healing time? He took his time in answering each question carefully with confidence. He touted that he had been a surgeon for over 40 years and had performed this type of minor surgery at least 400-500 times in his career.

That last part made me feel comfortable with him. Even though he looked like he was 70, I figured if he has done a number of these, what’s one more. After talking it over with my Dad and my husband and my brother, who unanimously thought “why in the hell wouldn’t you want to take it out now when it was small?”, I decided to get it taken out. I will call to make an appointment tomorrow.



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  1. Amy said, on January 24, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Ok honey…get it out but don’t fret… And stock up on Advil!!!

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