9 years ago
He had X-rays (which don't show soft-tissue problems well, MRIs do) and a
written description of the complaint.
When I went in, I described what was the matter (not just the symptoms,
but the mechanics, because I spent 20 years working with Ortho-docs and
He said, "So, you think you know more than a physician?"
I knew he was a D.O., not an M.D., so without a blink, I said, "I guess -
being a D.O. - you've been asked that same question many times."
The guy actually started to shake -- tensed up, started turning red...
then he almost instanly calmed down. He gave me the snarkiest grin I've
seen in years, and said, "Ok... we're even. What's the problem?"
Everything went well after that. Surgery in January.
When you don't get what you need, get up on your box and BITCH!