Oh, you hit the nail on the head this morning Tink! I am sitting here and re-reading my surgical report - I keep going over everything in my mind trying to give my surgeon the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he didn’t want to worry me, maybe he thought I knew etc.…trying to somehow understand why he wouldn’t tell me. However, on the surgery report before they even get INTO the report it’s clear that my diagnosis changed. Right at the beginning before the report even starts it is there is big capital letters that my preoperative and postoperative diagnosis' are different, with the addition of the arthritis.
My boss says I should consult a lawyer although I really really dont think it's necessary. It's not like he CAUSED the arthritis, he just didn't tell me about it.
The more I think about it the angrier I get. However, I need to calm down - anger isn't going to help me, mentally or physically. I haven't slept well all week and that isn't helping either. What I need to focus on is going forward and healing and getting on to a normal life at some point. As I believe I have already said, it's a good thing I am not seeing him until October 17th!!