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~beachbum~
03-07-2006, 10:59 AM
me again...I have an appointment with my surgeon tomorrow morning to discuss a surgery date and to answer any last minute questions. What are some specific questions questions that I should be asking?

LindaRacine
03-07-2006, 12:54 PM
Beachbum...

My recommendation would be to go in ready to listen as opposed to ready to ask a bunch of questions that might or might not be relevant. You're going to get a lot of information tomorrow, so if possible, bring someone with you to be another pair of ears. Also, ask your doctor if there is some way you can contact him with your followup questions.

Good luck!

Regards,
Linda

crookedspine
03-07-2006, 10:17 PM
Ask your doctor if you can record his answers so that you can remember all the information. Or, ask if he can pause every so often so that you can record yourself.

redmond_dude
03-19-2006, 02:03 AM
I had trouble keeping notes, until I discovered that the Docs make very detailed notes of every appointment and you can have those sent to you, if you ask the medical records department.

Its no different from having chart notes sent over to another doc or specialist.

hope this helps

Alleycat
03-20-2006, 05:21 PM
Sorry, No offense. But wow, I guess Im more laid back than I thought I was. I know everyone has always told me that. I always let eveyone else do the questions. I had no worries. I knew my body would tell me what I can and cant do. And I never really cared about pain. If you have any questions, most of us on here have been through it. We can tell you most of the answers. Notes wow. Thats just weird. lol, sorry. need anything just ask. 5 years post-op, now almost 18, and doing great!-Ali