In Memory of One Cool Cat
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
I have not had this experience, but I think you are smart. Keep searching for the answer til you find it. Doctors, even the best, don't know everything. If you want an excellent first-hand account of the right way to handle an illness or condition, check out "It's Not About the Bike" by LA.
He sought more than one opinion. Found the treatment plan that seemed best. Stuck with the plan. Got social support. And came back. Good luck!
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.