Kleiner wrote:Dr. Sclafani,
Thanks for that list of considerations, I am very comfortable with almost all of the issues above. However, one more question...then I will leave you alone!! The only thing really holding me back right now is the risk of actually being worse after the procedure. Is this, in your mind, a valid concern? I have no qualms about trying something, knowing that I may receive no benefit, but I am 35 and have a 2 and a 4 year old to worry about, I would hate to do something that jeopardizes my ability to care for them...and enjoy all of the things I should be able to enjoy with them. Once again, I know this is a personal decision and you can't tell me what to do but hoping that you can confirm or refute my fear of this procedure actually making me worse than I was going into it.
Thanks again for all of your help and advice it truly is amazing to have someone like you to help us all through this challenge.
let me say, i understand the concerns and hesitation you feel. its first and foremost a balance of risk and benefit. Afterall if you are not "that bad" then risk should be minimal. But if there is a minimal risk of getting worst, is it worth it?