Ibanezcollectors surgery or lack there of...
Well I have a polinadal cyst on my back, and it gets infected from time to time. This morning I was supposed to have a routine operation that the doctor said and I quote "At least a week off work and activitys"
Well I decided last night to just read up on what to expect from the surgery. Untold to me this would be a major surgery and the average healing time is somewhere between 7-10 weeks just for the wound to close.
The wound would be 2.5" by 2.5" and almost 1.75" deep and would be left open to heal on its own with a infection chance of 25-30%. It would also have to be redressed every other day by a wound care facility.
This doctor never told me a thing about that, other than its routine surgery. So I went to surgery this morning and first thing I did was tell the receptionist, I need to speak to the doctor before we do a damn thing. She said ill see if he will talk to you. I told her if he doesnt were done for sure. So he comes out and I begin asking him about the stuff I read, and he basically agreed and confirmed it all. So I asked him why wouldnt he tell me something like this, and immediatly cancelled the surgery.
There is no way in heck I can go that long with out being able to do regular activitys especially when my job dictates I have to bend up and down all day(im a shoe salesman -insert Al Bundy jokes here)
I am so glad I decided to just see what it was about, otherwise I would be really screwed.
Doctors should really be upfront and tell the person everything not give them some false sense of security.