I was referred by primary care Dr. to see a urologist, along with a note stating for to avoid surgery because of my COPD. When the urologist read the note to me, my reply was, " it hasn't be that long since I had a colonoscopy and I was put under" . She said, that was different than being put under for surgery. I was hit in the face with tha stark reality of my disease, which gave me a bout of depression. My question is, has anyone been told they should not have surgery? I am not even on CO2 yet, this is baffling to me.