Archive for December 14th, 2006


…and I really like him! I knew I would as soon as I saw him. He’s young (close to my age?) and looks like a hippie! Yeah, to hell with what you know as a physician, as long as you look cool! Actually, I’m neither that ridiculous, nor shallow, nor stupid as a patient. But I can appreciate a doc with a decent sense of style or appearance or hey, who is just unique but not in an asshole-ish kind of way–been there, escaped that.

So we go over the whole story including all of my current meds and conditions…blah, blah, blah… It looks like this is going to be a bit of lengthy process, however? We’re starting off with just a general x-ray and some bloodwork and then I’m going back in about six weeks. I tried to get him to ‘fess up as to what he’s already got percolating upstairs but he won’t tell me. I guess he doesn’t want to speak out of turn about any potential diagnoses…hmm.

He actually said to me (hey medblog addict , are you listening?): “This is where I need to be a bit of a lawyer here…” I understood that he was trying to make some sort of coy reference (I guess…?) but it made me wonder if lawyers ever say that, conversely, “This is where I need to be a doctor here…”

Anyway, we also talked about the endoscopy complications of the past that I’ve experienced. I apologized and told him that I didn’t want to be difficult but… Yes, the anxiety was already beginning to creep. He assured me that he could do whatever he needed to do under a general anaesthetic so yes, things have changed in The Land of Endoscopies over the last 20 some odd years!

I just may have to wait a while to see exactly what is going to happen procedure wise.