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I don't know why I'm so freaked out

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I was mad that the ins. was taking so long to approve this surgery. X(
And when I got the call from the Dr.surgery scheduler. I was so freaked out, that I was speechless. And couldn't answer a few simple questions. :SS
The stress immediately went right to my upper lumbar. (The Beast taking a bite out of my back.) ~X(
That's the white coat syndrome that I have to deal with. image:)" alt=">:)" height="20" />
It's not like this is my first picnic!
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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!


  • It must be stressful dealing with the insurance company. When is your surgery date? Deep breaths okay. Thinking positive thoughts for you. >:D< Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Hi Jim

    You've been in "limbo" for so long now and now that you've spoken to the surgery scheduler, reality has hit you "right between the eyes" or should I be saying the back.

    Because you've been through it all before doesn't mean that you're immune from the stress of going through surgery and the long healing time. As Charry said, lots of deep breaths.

    Sending positive thoughts too >:D<


    XLIF L2-4 20.8.15
    ALIF L4/5 2009
    Laminectomy/discectomy L4/5 2008
  • sunny1966ssunny1966 VIRGINIAPosts: 1,385
    You are human after all! ;)

    I know you must be very pleased to have the approval finally but it's only natural that the anxiety kicks in. I think sometimes the more surgeries we have the more we dread them because we actually know what to expect during recovery. That picnic is not fun at times for sure.

    When is the big day? I know that you'll do great and I really hope that this is the last surgery you'll need. I'll be right there with you my friend in thoughts/prayers.

  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    will be on Nov. 29th. Debbie, I think you hit the nail on the head. I do know what to expect. And it ain't good! :SS
    The other thing is I've had so many, and it's been all for nought. Maybe this time will be the magic one? :S
    It'll be an XLIF at L,1/L2 and L,1/T12. Then go down to L,5 and try to get the scar tissue off of the nerve that sets my feet on fire. image:)" alt=">:)" height="20" />
    I think I'm running out of places to cut :jawdrop:
    Thanks for all of the well wishes and prayers, I need them.
    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!
  • .... duct tape :-)

    Good luck Jim.
  • Jim,

    "Knowing it is coming, and knowing *it is* coming is different!! I didn't have a problem with my insurance, but when the surgery is "in your face" it puts reality onto it!

    Hopefully soon it will be done, and you will see much needed and wanted improvement and betterment my friend. *HUGZ*

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