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February 04, 2010



OK, I am way behind on reading blogs and you may not get this. Speaking as a nurse, you need to get a second opinion and find a doctor with a tad more compassion...or any compassion for that matter. The guy is a jerk.


Ugh! What about a second opinion? I know that may sound like a cop-out but it's your life, your pain, your health and your ultimate healing. And that arrogrance you speak of, is prevalent and shameful.

Mary Brown

"Being the patient, I'm totally impotent. The doctor has every bit of the power."

On the contrary: YOU have the power here. You can choose to see another doctor and have him/her do your surgery. Check around before you book another appointment. Someone you know must be able to refer you to a good, personable ortho doc.


Poor you, I would have been livid. To cheer you, I have two friends who have had similar knee operations and both are delighted, complete cure for them, so may it be for you too.

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