Ever hear the old joke. An old man concerned about the dr. diagnosis says, “I think I need a second opinion.”
The Doc says,” Okay you are ugly too!”
I have never had much faith in second opinions, when the one you ask second knows the first opinion and who gave it. And more especially if they are in the same area. I believe that Doctors tend to assume the first doctor looked at the facts and made the right decision, so they give it a cursory look and concur. Now you might prove me wrong, in a case of two, but it will still be my opinion.
You would have to be a little deceitful to do it my way, and also you may have to pay something. I suggest going to a different town and see a doctor giving him the same info you did the first Doctor. NOT INFORMING HIM OF THE FIRST DIAGNOSIS. That is my heart felt opinion.
One case in point, many years ago my dear friend Sonny was told by his doctor he had a cancerous kidney. It must be removed. And not only removed but in a unique way (I cannot explain it) but it was much more invasive. That had to be done to keep the cancer from spreading. Being a very careful person, Sonny said, that is pretty drastic, I think I need a second opinion.
I don’t know what procedure was used, but I do know the Drs. either knew each other, at least worked closely together. The Second Dr. concurred, so the kidney they removed was the suspect kidney, but it was healthy, no cancer. The remaining kidney was not a good one, and before his death he was on kidney dialysis three times a week.
I AM NOT SAYING that life would have been longer had the mistake not been made, but I do know it caused a lot of unnecessary pain. So I think my idea is correct.
How you evade the questions of the new doctor without lying? Be honest, tell him your name is Tom Jones or Betty Davis. That you have been to a Doctor and you think he is a quack. That he (the new doc) looks honest, so you want to know why you have this ache in your right arm pit and at the same time your little toe turns up. Quack says remove four toes on the other foot and all will be better. What do you think? Like I said, BE HONEST!
I hate giving free medical advice, hahahahahahahahaha!
Thanks for coming this way, I know your time is valuable.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. (If I ever have a time when champagne is necessary, I am going to check that out.)