I have been waiting since the end of October to have my surgery. My insurance company had a change in benefits starting Jan 1st, so my surgery was finally approved today! (yeah..kinda) The surgeons office called and scheduled my pro-op for monday morning. The are scheduling surgery ASAP afterwards. I guess my neck issues are pretty bad, he has had me not working, not driving and not doing much of anything since Oct. I havent gotten a second opinion, my primary Dr referred me for one, but their first appointment is April 2013..yes, I really mean 2013! She tried a few other surgeons but none take my insurance (state insurance)
I am hoping I will feel more comfortable with having surgery after talking to him at the pre-op appointment. Its hard for me to imagine actually having surgery within a week or so, it seems unreal. I do have a friend staying with me, she came up from Texas and will be here atleast until the end of Feb (thank God for old, dear friends!) I have a 13 yr old and also take care of my 87 yr old mom who lives with us, so I figured I would really need outside help for a while anyway, since I am the only care taker/driver in the house. I have been stocking up on things I think I will need. Any advice, words of wisdom..etc..would be appriciated! I have read through some of the posts on what is needed after surgery and what questions to ask the dr, but its all a bit overwhelming to me right now.