Anxiety about going to see a surgeon

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laurie23
March 7, 2016 - 2:48 pm
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I have an appointment in two days with a surgeon to discuss my gallbladder issues. Problem is that I am not having that many symptoms any more. But that is because I am spending a lot of money on the right foods to eat. I am scared that he will think I am going to be a waste of his time and not suitable for surgery. How do you deal with your anxiety when stressed?


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laurie23
March 7, 2016 - 2:48 pm
I have an appointment in two days with a surgeon to discuss my gallbladder issues. Problem is that I am not having that many symptoms any more. But that is because I am spending a lot of money on the right foods to eat. I am scared that he will think I am going to be a waste of his time and not suitable for surgery. How do you deal with your anxiety when stressed?


dorathedog
March 7, 2016 - 4:27 pm
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Since you answered my post,I will answer yours.Just write down a bunch of positive things,and don't let the negative things get you down,i believe in you


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dorathedog
March 7, 2016 - 4:27 pm
Since you answered my post,I will answer yours.Just write down a bunch of positive things,and don't let the negative things get you down,i believe in you


artista
March 8, 2016 - 8:42 am
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Laurie,

Don't be too anxious. I don't think the surgeon will find you to be a time waster. Remember he/she does get paid for your appointment. You are hiring him/her for an expert opinion. You are the customer. Also remember surgeons like to do surgery--that is their bread-and-butter. If he doesn't think that you need to have gall bladder surgery it is probably for good reason. Just ask lots of questions. Maybe write them down in advance so you don't forget what they are. Good luck!


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artista
March 8, 2016 - 8:42 am
Laurie,

Don't be too anxious. I don't think the surgeon will find you to be a time waster. Remember he/she does get paid for your appointment. You are hiring him/her for an expert opinion. You are the customer. Also remember surgeons like to do surgery--that is their bread-and-butter. If he doesn't think that you need to have gall bladder surgery it is probably for good reason. Just ask lots of questions. Maybe write them down in advance so you don't forget what they are. Good luck!


bawbcat
April 23, 2016 - 5:23 am
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Hi laurie23,
I am sorry I wasn't here earlier. Do you have an update on how things went with the doctor? I hope everything is going better for you.


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April 23, 2016 - 5:23 am
Hi laurie23,
I am sorry I wasn't here earlier. Do you have an update on how things went with the doctor? I hope everything is going better for you.


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