I last posted my 3 mo. check up, which was actually closer to 4 mo. The surgeon said my fusion was about 50% the incisions from the XLIF and SCS Move and replacement were healed nicely. And to go on with my life and lifted all restrictions including weight. I heard what I wanted to hear. Even thou before he did the surgery, he said that because of the other failed surgeries and all of the nerve damage that the best I could expect would be lowering my pain level from a 6 to a 4 w/ meds and that I would have a 20 lb. weight limit for the rest of my life. But he uses a computer notebook and that only shows the top page. Not my entire file. And the fact that we all want to think the surgeon knows exactly who we are and we expect him to remember us. Even thou he may have hundreds of other patients. Well he forgot about the previous conversations about exactly what I could expect. And treated me during that appointment as if this was my first surgery.
About 3 weeks after that appointment I was at my grandsons motor cycle race on a very long course. I was standing at this really bad turn where many riders were dumping it and falling of their bikes. I watched him pass that point without any incident. And then this little kid came around and crashed. All of the bigger, more experienced riders were running over him. I looked around in panic. And I was the only one there to help him. So I ran out there and picked him and his motor cycle up and push started him to get him out of harms way. the pain started almost immediately. And on the next business day I made an appointment with the surgeon. I told him what had happened and what he had said on my last appointment. He tried to save face. And just concentrated on my exacerbation.He said the x rays looked good. And I didn't do any permanent damage. But was probably badly inflamed. He gave me a Medrol pack and said to come back in 6 wk. or 3 if I was still having trouble. The Medrol pack made me feel like a new man. Better than I've felt in years. But that only lasted 3 days. So now he's trying to get approval for an epidural.In the mean time I've gone severely backwards.
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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!