You had a cervical fusion in March, and you have had no followup with the surgeon??? Please see him, surgeons have no bedside manner, of course his office should have called you and set up an appt., as you also should have, you obviously know that.
It is not the surgeon's fault you had a pulmonary embolism, but he should have caught it sooner from what you said. He saved your life with the interventions he ordered.
If you feel very uncomfortable seeing this surgeon, follow up with a different one, but do see someone.
Some questions that might be important to you are, how long are you to wait for your appt., does he expect you to wait 15 minutes, 30 minutes? Does he take phone calls during the day, does he ask someone to take them for him, etc.?
I refuse to wait more than 45 minutes for a scheduled appt. occasionally, but will only wait 15 on a regular basis. I prefer a doctor who declines to take phone calls, during the day at least. The best doc I ever had, would respond to ALL phone calls after he completed seeing patients for the day. I would not want him as a spouse though, lol. I rarely call a doctor on the phone.
Do not combine meds from different bottles. If, God forbid, you should have a reaction to a pill, you need to know what lot number it came from, what pharmacy, etc. The pharmacist will know the lot number, and who to call at the drug company, if you don't. But you need to know where you got the pill.
Mainly, you need to back away from managing your spouse's meds for him. Be a broken record and keep sending him back to a doctor for this. Just keep telling him to call his doctor, make an appt. and discuss his concerns with him/her.
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