Has anyone been humiliated by their surgeon?

On April 24, 2018 lower left lobe was scheduled to have double thoracentesis, unfortunately surgery turned into 6 hours which was only suppose to be 2. Intubated wasn’t even informed of why. In so much pain which they just assumed I was an addict. First time up and walking The Surgeon standing in front of room full people called me a stoner, that I was so stoned I couldn’t stop staring, wrong I was glaring. But dumbfounded the Code of Ethics was broken, I knew them, Told me get off floor. But tell drain tube was removed I could not leave AMA. Devastated it will be a cold day in hades before that idiot ever touches again. Patient advocate contacted, called a lawyer NO HELP. By the way pneumonia will probably kill me Oncologist replied. Amazed how they stay certified.

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  • Margot moderator
    3 months ago

    I’m so sorry to hear of this experience. That must have been incredibly frustrating and difficult. No one should feel humiliated by medical professionals. Thinking of you @DMCLKCrane56.

    Margot, LungCancer.net Team

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