You're welcome, TP.
I just don't want people to get the impression that if they were not treated at a specific facility then they did not receive adequate care. As has been said before, the decision is a very personal one and what might be the right choice for one might not be the right choice for everyone. I don't want anyone to feel that their choice was wrong or that their surgeon was incompetent just because it doesn't happen to be someone else's choice. People shouldn't have to second guess their choice - that just adds more stress to what is already a stressful situation.
I'm happy with my choice and frankly, I wouldn't care if someone said horrible things about my surgeon or the hospital I chose, whatever. But some people are bothered by what they see as criticism of their choices and I don't like to see people upset. I know my surgeon was not the most experienced surgeon out there - heck, he was only 38 years old and alive for less time than some doctors have been operating, but the experience he did have and his credentials were enough to convince me that he was the man for the job.
Bottom line: look at all sides - ask for numbers, ask for outcomes, ask for references, go on-line and check out credentials and schooling, go with your gut. Trust yourself to make the right decision for YOU! After all, you're the only one who should be making decisions regarding your own head. Input from others who have been there, done that is great, but it should not be the only thing you consider in making your decision.
Lori, stepping down from my soapbox now...