I did it !! .. and now I'm REALLY GLAD I did ... seeking help for this big hemorrhoid problem I've had for approx. 6 yrs. And then "it" was smaller... and it's gotten bigger in last 2yrs., and maybe wouldn't have gotten that big if I'd sought help earlier, but (sure many understand) it's just such a "private problem" that you put the issue off.
Last Friday I googled "Stage 3 prolapsing hemorrhoid" and among various other places, I came upon Dr. David Rosenfeld's website, and after thoroughly reading thru all the tabs, and watching some videos which he made with a humor-aspect (to ease patients' unease and anxiety) and where he was on "The Doctors"-show, which I've watched before, where Doctors talk about all kinds of medical issues, I decided to contact him thru email & tell him about my issue/problem.
I feel I was directed to him, as I ask God foremost for help to all my problems, and God knows that I needed to feel mentally comfortable first before seeking & finding help for this "private problem".
I promptly received a call from Tanya, friendly professional assistant, and made an appt. for 4days later, today. After clearing some questions about payment, as I have no health insurance, other than the County Medi-Cal I just got a month ago, and I intended to "do this" on cash basis, if affordable ... if it was, I figured I'd just make this a "weird Christmas present" to myself and take it out of my savings.
Well, the consult, office visit & possible procedure costs seemed reasonable & doable to me, so I drove to Simi Valley from the Antelope Valley, an hour away ..(even thou I almost backed out... human thing, doubts..)
Office was found easy, and felt comfortable there as on Dr.David's website, as in: comfortable, as far as you can feel DIGNITY all around.
Dr.David truly was a star, and that's not because he was on the TV show "The Doctors", but because he is so natural, UNPRETENTIOUS, professional & personal at the same time.
He answered every question I had (and I had alot), I felt comfortable mentally & physically being examined by him, not embarrassed, ashamed or tensed, I felt DIGNITY, that's why I feel God led me to him,
who wants me whole, healed & helped for all parts of my body.
Dr. David explained condition, options, and that 3.Stg. hemorrhoid could be excised/cut out in an in-office procedure, if I choose, and then I'd no longer have that half-thumb-size balloon to deal with, which is bothersome (not so much painful) as it makes bathroom visit routines lengthy due to being careful with that sensitive tender tissue, cleaning (I've recently switched from tp-tissue to moist baby-wipes), then using hemorrhoid cream to push the balloon back inside.
(Tthis may be TMI to some people, but hey.. ever considered how important & vital these private areas are, that they stay healthy & functioning ?!! ... we can't do without any of these God-given organs.)
And that reminds me, it wasn't just the bothersome balloon problem, ..
there was underlying worry, whether it was hemorrhoid, or possibly something way worse... And Dr.David gave me PEACE OF MIND about that too, said it was not cancerous, in my case ... and Thank God, because I had an ovarian cancer removed & healed in 1996.
So, if anyone has to have an exam in that private area, don't wait, do it ASAP, and if you're close enough, go to Dr.David, you'll feel at ease there and with him, he'll help as: Main-thing ... HE CARES !!!
maybe more later, as 99.9% I will go there next week to have him do the excise-removal of that large 3.Stg.hemorrhoid, as a "weird" but helpful healthier Christmas-present to myself.
Love+Peace to All of you out there, and God bless US-All.
December 10, 2014