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Thoughts, ideas?? A little help is appreciated

Mar 09, 2016 7:22 PM

Okay so here's the deal. I've been with the same surgical practice since 2005 I believe. I've always had really good care from them. My question is should I stay or go? I've always been a little bit freaked out about going to the surgeon. But ever since that horrendous experience back in last May(daily dressing changes for a month or longer, open, stinky wounds, etc), I've really been debating if I stay or go. My gut tells me to run. It could just be my PTSD acting up, but if I have to go in, my body just kind of goes into overdrive. I panic and can't stop panicking until the appointment is over. It also doesn't help matters that several times in the last year, I've had to have the medical assistants just politely remind me not to move with body weight(maybe 3 times I think). Just trying to get others opinions on the subject before I run screaming. I know I'm always going to need to have a surgeon available for the near future. Thoughts/suggestions?

Mar 10, 2016 12:44 PM

Amanda, My first instinct says, "if your gut says go then go.". But then the question comes, who is to say you won't feel the same stress anywhere you get surgical treatment? After all you said you've received good care there. What if the next place is worse. This place knows you and understands your anxiety & PTSD. If you are considering elsewhere, do a consult only appt first, to see what vibes you get from meeting the doctor & staff. Hugs & prayers you'll know the right choice to make. 🙂💕🙏🌼

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