On May 8, 2012 at 10:59 AM Pacific Time, MissSweetCheeks29 wrote:
well maybe she cant get a second opinion because of the situation the other dr will think or say the same thing and if this dr says its easier to do the sleeve and safer for a person with a bmi as high as hers then i think she should do it, its not like the dr said nothing could be done he just wont know til he gets in there and looks with the camera and i dont think ur friend would appreciate u posting things about her situation if she wanted others opinions then she would of posted something asking other people on obesityhelp.com.
Well, that may be so! The surgeon "should" know whats best, but as I have been told many of times- ~> "Surgeons are NOT going to promote/Sell a surgery - that they themselves do not do- or are not experienced enough to do."- I mean afterall- they are human. Getting a second opinion ( if available to) is never a bad thing - especially if you are not fully confident in exactly everything one doctor or surgeon has to say)
To be quite honest with you- I felt I was doing my friend more good than harm. I can definitely see how someone would think that putting my friends situation out there should be her business to tell (if she should want to)--- but the way I DID and still DO see it --I didnt attach her name to it-- and even though it had stats-(height and bmi)- it was still an OVERALL GENERAL--(MY THOUGHTS:): maybe other people had ran into similar situations. I was just asking for friendly, KNOWLEDGEABLE advice- especially WLS veterans!
i Know- from personal experience that what I want- the type of surgery IS feasible-- but its finding the appropriate surgeon-
My first referal to a wlsurgeon is now not MY 1st choice- for me. This is a life changing experience and I want to make sure I am in the best possible hands and Im not settling- out of convienence. With that being said-- had it not been for ppl and veterans on here-- I probably would have settled and wouldnt have been thoroughly happy with that decision---
so as you can see-- when put in that aspect-- I thought I was doing my friend a favor and helping--- BUT you are right-- maybe my friend wouldnt have seen it that way.. so if for some reason that is the case.. I do hope my friend comes on here and views this post and thread- and I do apologize if she has been offended.