I asked for your ideas and your input and your help, and you commented. You made a difference.
The less than stellar appointment I had with the surgeon last week over my trigger finger had been roiling around in my brain and I was confused. Was I wrong in wanting to have a conversation? Was I incorrect in thinking that I shouldn’t have to have three fingers done if only one is triggering? Why don’t they sell Halloween Fun Size candy all year? (Wait. You didn’t answer that. I’m still asking.)
I read your comments and I talked with John… both actions got me to make a second opinion appointment, which I had today. The new surgeon was courteous, looked at my chart before speaking, and talked WITH me, not at me.
One finger will get de-triggered next week. One. Not three. One. (His eyebrow went up when I told him that the other surgeon wanted to do three at once and he had a micro expression that screamed out: “The other surgeon must need to make a payment on his Maserati.”)
On my way from the appointment with the new surgeon, I called the other doctor’s office and gave my “No, thanks” to their surgery option.
So, this is a quick thanks to you (and no, thanks) to the first surgeon. This is why I love the diabetes online community. You help others by sharing your experiences and your opinions. (And my finger still hurts, so I can’t type much more.)