Friday, March 11, 2005

Look Doc, They're Retractable!

Today was the day for my latest doctor's opinion. Notice that I use the word opinion. I just think that there aren't enough medical facts out there. This doctor's appointment was rather quick as the first words out of his mouth was "oh yeah, definitely looks like a hernia." "See this area here is a little puffy." I continue to show him that the area isn't puffy and that my testicles like to play hide-and-seek. After coughing for him a few times he said that it isn't a hernia but a deep skin cyst. (That's 3 different opinions for those counting.) He did say that we can wait and see if it shrinks down on its own or "we can go numb the area now and extract it." I told him it'd be better to wait. So, I'll be going back to the other doctor on Monday to clear me to go back to work on Wednesday. Can't wait to see how this all pans out but rest assured that it will all be based on solid medical opinion.


Teri said...

Doesn't anyone want to run any tests like maybe a cat scan or anything to confirm their "predictions"? This confirms that all the good doctors left Las Vegas because of the high cost of medical malpractice insurance.

Martin said...

No tests. They just like poking the area and having me cough. From what I get from the 3 doctors, my intestine would distend when I cough to make it immediately recognizable as a hernia. Yet, 3 different diagnoses. I'd agree with you on not having quality doctors and I'd blame the lawyers as much as the malpractice insurance. I probably could have paid a big chunk on the house for the hernia surgery that I didn't need. hahaha

Lily said...

I also think it is odd that they couldn't at least have set you up for an ultra sound, especially after 3 differing opinions. I guess logic and common sense have no place in medicine.