Wow. How weird was that?
Thanks to everyone here for your support and faithful viewing!
Overall, I was happy with the show but (I must admit) a bit disappointed with the editing, which made my segment feel a little disjointed. Here’s what I was trying to get across: There were two things Dr. Oz said that stuck with me that fateful day in the surgeon’s office. One was about being the world’s expert on your body. Yes, good. But the second point was about the importance of hearing your doctor say the words “I’m sorry.” I explained how Mary looked the surgeon in the eye and asked him to say that he was sorry. I explained how the minute he apologized, the energy in the room shifted from confrontational to compassionate. And that hearing him say he was sorry is what allowed me to release my anger and see him as a human being who’d made a mistake. Well, the editors kept point #1 and spliced it together with the tail end of point #2, which didn’t make sense to me. All of a sudden I went from feeling like an expert on my body to releasing my anger. Wha? I know I’m splitting hairs here, but, in a perfect world, I wish there’d been time to get both messages across. But that’s okay…the television experience was a hoot, and we came home with a suitcase full of neti pots and “O” swag. If anyone missed the show and is feeling left out, check out an awful picture of me and read my sad story here.