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Surgery approved in record time

junipurrwindjjunipurrwind Posts: 53
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Well my ACDF C6-7 is scheduled for Dec 7th. Doctors office was worried my insurance may not approve it in time since it just a few weeks away, but they called an hour later saying it was already approved!
Now I am worried because my OS does a nicotine test prior. I am a light smoker, less than 10 cigarettes a day, and have already stopped completely, but I am wondering if it is too late. I will absolutely die if they cancel my surgery!
Any feedback here? I have pre-surgery conference Monday, do you think they will test me then?

ACDF C5-C6 01/2002
ACDF C6-C7 12/2011
Prognosis: Permanent nerve damage in hands/arms, all treatment options exhausted-- lifetime CPP


  • Hi; and you said you have completely stopped.
    But you didnt say when, you did stop.

    I am in the same situation, and i have been smoke free for 50 days now.
    I read that the chemical in nicotene stays in your system for 4 weeks.
    Some say you can pass that test after 3 weeks if you were a light smoker,

    I took the urine test 5 1/2 weeks after quitting and got the results i needed.

    Good luck to ya, and hang in there.
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