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Im so disappointed-what do i do next?

LadyBugLLadyBug Posts: 851
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
i just received the letter in the mail saying my request for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic was regrettably unable to offer me an appointment.
I haven't even called to tell hubby yet.
I know i cant give up,I'm just gonna have to try and find another surgeon that might take a chance to help me.
I just don't understand how surgeons can just say your only option is surgery, but I cant help you,
this might sound terrible,but its how i feel, they just don't care if i end up not being able to walk, or use my arms, because I'm to much of a risk.so just let what happens happen-sorry not making much since,and i know it.
don't give up, don't give up, don't give up, I will be able to find a surgeon.starting over tomorrow.
love @ prayers, Patsy,


  • Patsy,
    You sound terrible! Why were they not able to give you an appt.? And BTW, you made perfect sense, at least to me you did. You do sound very down and I wish I was there to give you a really big hug right now. If you can't get into the Mayo Clinic, then there has to be other spine specialist out there for you. I know it's hard, believe me, I know! But just keep looking, you WILL find someone. If you need to vent right here, go ahead, I'll come back and read it/listen. Or you can even go to my topic and vent there, I don't care! Feel free to pm me also. Vent away!!!!!!!!!! Cry on my shoulder, I have really strong upper body strength, I can hold you up. I'll say a prayer for you. Keep your chin up, things WILL get better, I've even begun to believe that for myself, and I've been feeling that life has been pretty worthless lately. If I can find hope you can too. I'll be here for you. I'll check back this evening when I get home from paying bills. Hang in there baby!
    Lot's & lot's of big hugs,
    Jewels >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D<
  • thanx i will have to talk tomorrow or maybe tonight if i dont sleep,bye bye thanks for saying a prayer for me i appreciate it lots,
    i will pray for you too
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  • Hang in there, Patsy. I believe everything happens for a reason. You will get better care somewhere else! ---Mazy
  • (Sorry I hit the post button twice!)Hang in there, Patsy. I believe everything happens for a reason. You will get better care somewhere else! ---Mazy
  • First did they say why they wouldn't see you???
    I know the mayo clinic has quite the reputation, but where are you, are you near there? Are you near a major city or teaching hospital? Hang in there and same for me , feel free to vent.
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  • I agree, when one door closes another opens in it's place.

    Where are you? I know that many of us here, including myself, have been treated by amazing surgeons. The second surgeon that operated on me I credit for saving my ability to walk....literally. He saw and treated me when no one else would.

    Don't ever give up hope. Let us know where you are and we'll PM you with suggestions and referals. Like the others, I'm always available to talk if you need to.

    Hang on....you'll be okay!

  • you are right,and im waiting to grab that door as soon as i hear it even squeak.
    I live in Byron IL.
  • That's the spirit Patsy!

    I PM'd you the info on my surgeon in St Louis. It's not too terribly far from you and I'd drive 500 miles to see him. I have that much faith in this guy.

    Keep the faith, you'll be okay :)))

  • thanx, i have
  • Patsy
    I am so sorry that you did not get into Mayo. I know you
    had wanted to go so badly. If I were you I would look
    at the teaching hospitals around you area.
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