Thursday, September 23, 2010

abandonment

This past year I switched to a new gynecologist. She is an OBGYN and the practice where she works is one of the few in town that allows you to go to the regular hospital as opposed to the one affiliated with the university. I have not had any negative experience with the university hospital, but many others have, including my mom. I lost my baby brother when he was 2 months and I was 6 years old. My mom swears that the hospital did not do enough to save him (I will do a post on this story soon).

So anyway, my first appointment with my new doc was great. I instantly felt comfortable around her. She was someone I wouldn't mind hanging out with in the real world. I had a pap smear on that first visit, which is where they found the abnormal cells, eventually leading to my LEEP surgery.

Even though I've only been her patient for less than a year, I feel like we've been through a lot together. I really liked her as my doctor.

I got my mail at lunch today, and there was a letter from my doctor's office. My doctor has resigned, and is unsure of her future (w/e that means!). But, the letter was from the office, not from her. So if she was opening up her own practice or something, they may not let it be known. Or maybe she is just taking a break. Who knows.

I am really saddened by this news. I feel like I need to start all over with another doctor. I hate that. It's nice to finally feel comfortable with the person who has to examine your most private places. And now I don't have that.

Ideally, I'd like to stay at the current practice, but my choices for doctor would be between two men and an elderly lady. Those choices don't really appeal to me :(

2 comments:

  1. Oh man. That sucks! I feel the same way about my OBGYN and I would be devastated if I couldn't see her anymore!

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  2. oh no! i have mixed emotions about university hospitals. i always feel like a guinea pig... it seems like the residents are more worried about impressing the attendings than me as a patient. i get that doctors need to get experience, but it is hard to feel comfortable around someone that isn't even board certified. plus it always takes waaay longer for appointments and i have wasted enough minutes of my life sitting in waiting and exam rooms. anyways... i hope you find another physician! maybe a new doctor will be good luck?

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