Here is my Question.
I forgot to put attention Dr. Slattery on my films that I sent. Dr. Slattery's nurse/secretary called me just two days ago asking where my info was and I told her that I had just sent them 2nd day air.
Should I call Dr. Slattery and see if I can get his opinion as well? I at least need to let him know that I spoke to Dr. Wilkinson.
They are all professional colleagues there who respect each other over at HEI... and there is a â€œteam approachâ€ feel to patient care. I personally would just be upfront that you want to talk to a few surgeons. They know we all get multiple opinions. Your films are in your file @ HEI and they can access them at your request.
This 1st stage of making the decision is tough. HUGS.
(My husband is having a complete meltdown he's no help).
Please give you hubby a HUG and know there is life after treatment. My 4cm Brain booger is out now... I ice skate, swim, ski, ride a bike ... and play with my kids still. (Took some hard work at therapy but I got there.) The fear of the unknown can be worse than fear itself. Your hubby can also log into the caregiver section if he need cyber hugs from others who truly understand.http://anausa.org/forum/index.php?board=21.0
He however needs to know that understanding and being supportive to you can make all the difference now and in post op recovery. Share that with him.
If he is flipping about the trip to LA (costs etc) know there are many people here who can give you the inâ€™s and outs involved with the trip. For example here is the affordable Seton Househttp://www.stvincentmedicalcenter.com/patients_visitors/Pages/SetonGuestCenter.aspx
Hang in there. We are here for you both on-lineâ€¦ former patients and caregiversâ€¦ who can help you to prepare.