Well I saw the assman yesterday afternoon. That's the technical term for their profession. Others refer to them as "gastroenterologists."
I prefer assman.
All I wanted was a lousy letter from him validating that I have a standard plumbing installation down there. He should know. Three years ago he shoved a 6' pipe up my ass and had a look around.
Instead, what I got, was a non-stop inquisition/bitch fest about his crazy-assed daughter, the law school maven, who informed daddy recently that she wants to practice entertainment law and didn't I agree with him that she was nuts and she should do something practical, like corporate law, instead?
Frankly, I don't give a crap if she graduates or not, works in entertainment law or takes up pole-dancing for a living.
All I want was a letter.
I got a sort of letter, the bottom-line of which is that although he clears me for the surgery, it is WITH THE UNDERSTANDING that he'd like to perform an endoscopy on me prior to the bariatric surgery.
Doctor's love to pile-on when they smell a few insurance bucks to be made in the process.
They love, even more, accusing lawyers of piling on when they go to them with their "simple, little, straightforward" malpractice suits.
I got the letter, such as it is, and faxed it over to my surgeon today. I put a note on it asking him to call me if he wants me to have the pipe up the butt... again.
As we say in my 12-Step Program... "more will be revealed."
But not, apparently, until I get home tonight and check my messages (doctors are also too cheap to call long distance from New Jersey to New York).
Here's the modern version of the Iron Maiden the assman wants to use on me.