Hi everyone, I hope everyone is having a restful day today and hopefully pain free.
Can I say I have no private health insurance, I have had to pay out of my own pocket both in the UK and Spain - mostly because of the terrible pain
I originally came to Spain from the UK where I had decompression 6 months before I came here. I have had other ops etc. but rubbish surgeon.
After my op I was still in pain, this is 5 years on but now my local hospital has my pain controlled by Pazital and Lyrica. I have now consulted two surgeons in Valencia who have looked at my new MRIs and X Rays (thoroughly done in Benidorm) and both agree that stabilization should have been done at the time of decompression. Neither of these surgeons consulted one another. I also paid to have further tests including a bone scan. From leaving the UK until now (a consultant at the hospital recommended I have vit D treatment twice a day)
So I am booked into Valencia hospital this month and I believe the surgeon is doing a titanium rod and screws. Cheaper screws because of my good bones !!
I still have a little bit of doubt, is there any chance of the titanium screws coming away from the bone.
Has anyone had titanium rods/screws for a few years that could give me piece of mind. The surgeons say I will be OK but thats what I was told years ago and have had bad experiences talking to surgeons. I am putting my life in the surgeons hands. I am fairly fit and do a bit of walking inbetween pills and yoga (think the meds make me put on weight despite me applying a diet)
Thanks for reading this.... Most of the crap I have missed out - more concerned about my op and my 12,000€