February 11th, 2011

Daniel

Surgery scheduled!

My cyst has a name. I call him Leon. (because he's probably a ganglion cyst)

Leon also has a scheduled departure date!
It was going to be March 1st with Dr. Johnson at TRIA, but today I saw Dr. Kearns at Twin Cities Orthopedics and I'm going to have him do the surgery on March February 23rd instead.
I'm so glad I decided to go in for a second opinion and see if I could find someone to do the surgery sooner.

My appointment today was everything that my appointment on Monday wasn't. I'm much happier with my new surgeon. He looked closely at my MRI, he talked to me, he pointed out what all the important stuff in the MRI was, he answered all my questions, he told me all the pros & cons of my different options, and he gave me a painkiller prescription to help me sleep. He never once gave me the impression that he wished I would stop asking questions so he could get to his next patient.

I definitely feel like this doctor has my best interests at heart.

Also, the pain was much less today. It is now a level of pain I can live with for 2 weeks.