So, it looks like the LIFT procedure is possibly being postponed.....went back to the surgeon yesterday (he's back from vacation!), due to pain and the antibiotics not working. At this point, the abscess is so large and so close to the surface he is afraid it will burst on its own....so I am having surgery today! They are going to cut and drain this sucker, and pack it to stay
open. In a week, we will evaluate whether we can go through the LIFT on the 15th or not.
This sucks, but in a way, it's ok, at least I won't hurt so bad!
In other news, my doc and I talked about
the resident issues I had last week (and posted about
My doc is NOT happy about
all this. He said that as far as he was concerned, the resident should act as if he were my doc in this situation, and should have just made sure I was comfortable in dealing with a resident, and treated me accordingly. He said that the guy had a lot to learn about
dealing with patients in his opinion, and he was taking care of that. He also apologized for what I had to deal with, so I feel a lot better about
all this. I'm really developing a fondness for my surgeon in this respect!!
So, wish me luck! I'll be out for the count for a few days, but hopefully I'll be back up and running soon! I know I'm new here, but everyone has been so nice....I really like it here!!