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?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.