I wonder how many negative post-op manifestations an electrologist should divulge to potential patients? If you “tell all,” the client will probably get spooked and not even do it. Case in point: ME!
I’ve been unable to work since January: retina problem right eye. The surgery is tricky and has a 16% possibility of blindness (on the internet and my own physician). So, I opted to go to the top specialist in this procedure at UCLA (Jules Stein Eye Institute).
After the evaluation and appointment, I requested the normal pre-op and post-op instructions. The physician said … no problem, we’ll give you instructions after the surgery. I was not satisfied. The office help was similarly vague. I wrote several emails, several phone calls, and an actual “snail mail” letter. No response.
Yesterday we drove down to UCLA (2-hours on the freeway) and I had the office give me the pre- and post-op instructions, because I micro-manage and I’m OCD. (THREE PAGES of all sorts of brutal complications, and a 6 - 8 week recovery time.) After reading this shit, I don’t want to have the surgery. I’m totally FREAKED OUT!
Of course, I know I won’t experience all of these difficulties. I know (sort of) I won’t die from the procedure. However, NOW I know why I was not given these lovely details!
So, back to electrologists. I wonder if we told clients all of the possibilities if we’d have any clients at all! Still, I feel we owe clients “full disclosure.” What do you think?