You are at pre-screening to have testing done for your next Fusion/ Surgery. They put you in a room and gave you a Jonie and you wait anxiously,thinking am I doing the right thing,will it work or make it worse ext..
The patient knows what he/she looks like underneath the jonie. Then the nurse comes in the room with the records of what the patient has been through.
The Nurse ask all the questions again the same ones we all have to answer EVERY visit. Takes a report for any new info/
changes that they may need. Then it happens she looks at the scars from any past surgeries and says "YOU ARE GROSS" :oo
She keeps looking in disbelief at my scars. I have a scar from my Breast bone to my belly button then from my belly button to my pubic bone and from complications on my side. Then I have a scare down the middle of my back and then 2 more scares one on each from my fusion. Again repeats this is gross and states "I guess you will never were a bikini! I laugh and said it's okay my Husband loves each one of them!She responded thank God he does.
What should I have done? I think she was joking I didn't know how to respond!!?? Laugh then but then cried yesterday when I saw them.
spondylolisthesis at L4-5; stenosis,
Lumbar surgeries 1999 L4-L5
Lumbar staph infection 1999-2000"
Meningitis x5 in 1999-2001
Brain shunt 2000"
Brain shunt removed 20001"
ALIF/PLIF fusion 8/5/09
Failed fusion and Failed Hardware
PLIF Fusion scheduled for 10/29/10