I drove home today so I could have my pre-op appointment. The hospital I go to is a teaching hospital, so a resident doctor greeted me when I first walked in. He interviewed me, tested my joints, and then reported back to my main doctor. He seemed super nice, and I'm glad he'll be looking after me while I'm in the hospital.
My main doctor is so boss, and he's super knowledgeable and smart and does all kinds of research with knees. I'm even featured in his latest study! He said I'm a poster child for "lax" knees - meaning my kneecaps slide around and don't stay in place. I guess it's not something to be proud of.
We went over a lot of stuff, including:
-The exact details of the procedure
-The meds I should be administered
- Physical therapy
I've been seeing the same people for years, and I'm on a pretty friendly basis with the staff. Before I left, I made a special request to have the hardware in my right knee removed while they're hacking away at my left knee. Request granted! My physician's assistant noted: "Oh m.m., Dr. S-------- can't say no to you!" I guess that's what I get for being cute :P - jk!!!!
Do you frequent any places so often that you're friendly with the staff? I move around a lot so this is pretty new for me! Share your stories :)