Re: Post Fusion surgery Searching for answers
Lorie, that's an absolutely wonderful suggestion; especially for anyone who is somewhat intimidated by doctors. My doctors and I know each other pretty well, but I sure wish I had done something like that years ago when I first got started on this journey.
Ann-marie, try taking someone with you to the appointment. You will usually find doctors more willing to talk and answer questions when there is a "witness" so to speak. Do not let him walk out of that room until you have the answers to the questions you ask. That is your right. Remember, HE is the employee. You are paying him...that makes you the 'boss'! If he starts to leave, you have to be assertive enough to stop him. You deserve to be treated with respect.
Good luck, welcome to the forum, and please let us know how the appt. goes.
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