After trying to make an appointment with a great dr i met at the Mayo clinic years ago they changed my appointment to see another neuro because the dr i wanted to see no longer treats spine just parkinson. I was very specific in telling them its for failed back surgery and as long as its a neuro that deals in these issues i guess its fine so i can get an opinion by a good neuro other then an ortho i already have.
Well to my suprise i kept my appointment with this female neuro who is at least a good hour drive from us and after just a few minutes of talking to her became aware she does not deal in spine issues at all as we went over my medical history. You know you are screwed when you are the one giving a seminar on failed back surgery and the use of adr and fusion.
I could of just as easy seen a neuro surgen close by instead of driving up north to have this litle talk of my spinal pain. I should of never let them set me up with who there office felt would be the person i need to see after finding out who i wanted to see does no longer treat spine patients. This i guess was my own stupidity. Unless she does what she promised and talks this over with another dr who she claims knows more about these issues of the nerves and nerve issues after back surgery and will call me after she talkes to him.
This is about what i expected from the start because its that other dr is who i should of been seeing when this appointment was made. So right now i am rolling the dice to see if i crap out or it comes up a lucky 7 .
But right now i guess i am paying for an appointment where i was the one giving the seminar over spinal surgery and outcomes and complications to further someone elses career while they learn from my pain and suffering.
Once you become a long time spine patient years just pass and you see new young kids coming out of school becoming dr,s and you can actualy watch them growing in to dr,s while practising medicine on you. Next thing you know they moved on to other things treating other conditions or practising to treat other conditions while there kids are already coming out of med school once again you find yourself at there mercy practising medicine on you.
This is how the world turns and how we become a profit to the medical world as if this was our destiny for them to use us as a learning tool as our life just hangs in limbo in there hands.
So be kind to your paperboy or neighbors kids for they may be your next generation of surgens you will be visiting at your next Dr appointment. Unless you want to be that guy who callled the cops on that kid for being too loud at the party next door who is now a neuro surgen and now you need a triple bipass. Good luck with that 1 lol
Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
2012 scs implant ,