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Saw My Primary Care Doc Yesterday

GreyEagleGGreyEagle Posts: 350
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi everyone:

I had to see my Primary Care Doc yesterday for an unrelated issued to my Neck Surgery. I told her that my Spine Doctor had given me results of my MRI and I will be having major neck surgery.

She said the surgeon would probably want to do a full workup first. She said we wouldn't want you to have a heart attack in the middle of surgery. She thinks it would be beneficial I have a stress test first as well.

I don't mind. I am diabetic, overweight and 56 yrs old. I've never had any heart problems yet. But I'll 'go with the flow' and do whatever the Doc's advise.

Ken GreyEagle


  • Sounds like your doc is on the ball, better to be safe and also if there is anything going on that is minor that needs to be controlled or taken care of before hand. Had a friend who got all ready for surgery and had to cancel when they found out there was a kidney infection going on. Be in top health before you go in!
  • Yeah, I am happy the Doc's are on top of things. Fortunately my diabetes is under good control. My average A1C is 6.1. My diabetes meter says my average blood sugar over a one month period is 113.

    Still, I do get infections more than someone without diabetes (lower leg usually). So, any tests they want to do to assure success and minimize possiblity of complications during surgery I am 200 percent all for! :)

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