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Laminectomy, l5, S1---VERY, VERY SCARED!!!

pattisunppattisun Posts: 2
edited 02/01/2015 - 1:53 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I met with a neurosurgeon who was running behind on his appointments and not very helpful. He also had a bit of an attitude because I've avoided back surgery since 2003.

He said I will be able to walk everywhere (with no walker) but my back pain won't be relieved..

Ideas? I have medicare advantage HMO this year. If you sign up for a Medicare advantage plan before you turn 65, you are stuck with that plan until I'm 65!! What a rule!!

Hoping to hear from back surgery patients. Thank you.


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