Thanks again gentlemen. I wish there were a "Side Effects You May Experience, and How to Deal With Them" pamphlet available. Hearing from guys who know the details themselves is a *great* help.
One of the frustrating aspects of calling the doctor about
these things is as follows:
Call the number. Get recording "Thank you for calling Surgery Associates (or whatever), where your health is of utmost importance to us. Did you know you can reach us on the Web at www.surgeriesassoc.com? That's w w w dot surgeriesassoc dot c o m. You can find information about
our staff and doctors, procedures, and lots of useful information.
"We are happy to announce our association with Dr. Bumptious Q. Bangwhistle, a specialist in veeblefetzer replacement. You can find more information about
him on our website at w w w dot surgeriesassoc dot com forward slash new forward slash surgeons forward slash recent."
"Our menu has changed. Please listen to all the choices before entering a number."
[five seconds of stupid music]
"If you are a doctor or other health professional, please press 6"
"If you wish to schedule an appointment, please press 17".
"If you wish to re-schedule or change a previously scheduled appointment, please press "70"
"If you wish to discuss billing, please press 36".
"If you wish a statement mailed to you, please press 84"
"If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911"
"If you wish to speak to an advice nurse, please hold the line"
<so you hold the line and finally get "The advice nurse is currently busy. Please leave a detailed message, your account number, the date and
location of your surgery, the billing reference, and your telephone number, and the nurse will return your call as soon as possible">
Thus ... online forums are a heck of a lot more "comforting"!
By the way, if anyone knows of such a thing as the pamphlet I wondered about
earlier, please let me know. The usual "You may experience some urinary and bowel changes" isn't much help for the guy with the specific worries!
Post Edited (NutmegCT) : 3/19/2011 9:10:57 AM (GMT-6)