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Update - Insuance Company approved Spinal Fusion/Axialif

SlancastvaSSlancastva Posts: 43
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello Everyone,

The insurance company approved the spinal fusion for March 18, 2010. Found out I also have spondylolisthesis.

Anyway I am feeling very scared right now. One moment I seem to get it together, then I scared/worried and then angry and then start all over again.

Hugs to all.




  • Sharon...I'm glad you got the approval! Sometimes that's the toughest battle so you should just take a moment to find relief in that milestone.

    As for being scared/worried/angry/ok/repeat - totally normal! The anticipation of surgery is often the worst part because you have to wait and you have no control and have to trust your surgical team. You will do good b/c you have all of us that will be praying for you!

    Pretty soon you will be giving advice to the April surgery group.

    For the next few days, pamper yourself, do things for yourself, be selfish! That means...go to dinner with friends or family, splurge on a purchase...even if it is an expensive cup of coffee. Try to relax.

    We'll be here for you!
  • I agree with DNice But right now you with a bunch great of people.We will be here for you to cry with or to laugh with or just to talk. We all know the feeling you are going thru.Right now we will be praying for your surgery to go as plan

    (((((((((((((((((( >:D< )))))))))))
  • Thank you so much for the support.

    Big Hugs to both of you.

  • I went through all of the same emotions before my surgery also, especially after insurance gave their approval. After approval, it also seemed that my pain was worse. I think once my pain was validated, I felt like it was now okay to complain. :-)

    Try to plan at least one special fun thing each day. This is the time to be selfish, spoil yourself. buy something just for you, maybe even something to take to the hospital. Eat your favorite dessert, you may not have an appetite after surgery.

    Your wait is almost over, before you know it you will wake up, it will all be over and you will begin your journey to a painfree life! Praying for you! Shari
  • Glad your surgeon was able to meet the criteria for the insurance company. Sometimes it is all about wording and codes on paperwork.

    Good luck tomorrow/today.

    Let us know how it went.

  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    It's normal to have a huge amount of emotion. Or should I say emotions. We all have many and we all have them a little differently.
    I think after going through many different emotions. I just kind of crawled into a cave the last few days!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I'm envious!! Good luck to you. Hope everything goes smoothly. We'll all look forward to hearing all about your procedure when it is all over and you are feeling up to it.

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