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What should I do?

KimD592KKimD592 Posts: 435
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
I was finally able to schedule my appt at UPenn for my second opinion. It's with a NS that specializes in the thoracic spine. The appt is June 7th (first availability), and my surgery was schedule for June 8th. Do you think I should call and post-pone the surgery, or should I wait until my appt to see what he says?


  • I just responded to your other thread on this very question. In summary, I would get with your surgeon, let him know you are getting a 2nd opinion (and let him know the date of it), and you need to move the surgery date. He will understand, and too the sooner he has the heads up, the less stress on him and his staff with moving it.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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