The surgeon was sensitive to me

When I went to see the surgeon, he had a medical student with him. There was a discussion whether or not to go for a surgical biopsy in the hospital, or have a fine needle biopsy aspiration done in the office. I'm just really afraid of needles. I don't like to be poked, and I don't like pain. I had requested some kind of topical anesthesia. The student was really sort of like, oh, it's no big deal. But it was really the surgeon that said if that's something that she wants, make her feel more comfortable. We can do that for her. And I really appreciated that, and I think for me it just meant asking for some of the things that you want, sharing some of the fears that you have, then having a medical provider that was sensitive to your needs make a big different.

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