I took our neighbour to the hospital to get her uterus examined. It had grown really large. She doesn't have a growth on it, but she has something. Her abdomen is swollen and she's in chronic pain a few times per month.
We went to one hospital a week ago, and they did an ultrasound etc. Later on in the day she got a call from the hospital saying that she'll have to have a hysterectomy. She's okay with that, except that she can't get in until Oct. 27. She couldn't even get out of my car without help and I helped her into her apartment.
We went yesterday to our second hospital to see if the gynecologist can get her in earlier than Oct.
The doctor was very rude to her, and told her that a hysterectomy isn't even necessary, she can not have the surgery and take pain medication instead. What? Cover up the problem and not fix it. He then said that if she had a hysterectomy, it's not like she was wanting any kids anyway. This is the first time he's ever met her, as we went to the hospital, he was just the doctor on call.
His whole attitude was rude and condescending and very unprofessional in our opinion.
She's a PSW and lifts patients and other heavy lifting, and she's unable to lift anyone. He told her to go on light duty for 2 weeks, then do regular work, until Oct. Oh, there was a second opening for a hysterectomy next July.