I unfortunately fell inbetween the cracks. I started out with one doctor (Dr. Champion, Marietta, GA) and due to his problems with neuropathy, ended up with Dr. Michael Williams, Aplharetta, GA. I never once met with a doctor till my insurance went through and I met with him right before my surgery. My process started Febuary of 2011 and didnt meet with a doctor at all till March 2nd 2012. No one made me or told me to do support meetings. No one gave me information on support groups. I didnt find out about this site until after my surgery and I was reading through my packet. I pretty much had decided that I wanted to a different life to live and dove in. If I have complications, I will have to deal with them as they come. No one has held my hand during this experience. Also, I had one post-op appointment and he didnt wanna see me for another 6 months. So I am hoping tha tmeans everything is going great for me. I had blood work done in the hospital, but no more blood will be drawn till i see my endochronolgist in June. Then I will have labs drawn for Dr. Williams in Sept.. IDK if it was my insurance (which btw I didnt have to drop one cent out of pocket), but I didnt have to do nearly what I see most of you doing. If I need support, I'm sur emy doctor is there for me, he has a pretty good reputation and if he wants to keep it that way he at least better be there for me! LOL! I guess I literally put my life in his hands and gave him my full trust! I didnt like being handed off in the way that I was, but I had no choice. It was either do that or start all over again. IDK I guess in hind sight i should have used better judgement, but all my questions were answered, I felt confident with the procedure and process and went on blind faith. It pulled me through.