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Amazing news!!!

brucie76bbrucie76 Posts: 114
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I got a call back from my dr's office today about the bone stimulator that my dr had said he wanted me to get. They told me that my insurance would not pay for it. HOWEVER....since my dr really wanted me to have it, and they had it ordered already...she told me that they are GIVING it to me!!! I asked how this was possible...considering it is a $5,000 machine!!! She told me all I need to do is sign a form promising to use it as directed (she said something about having to wear it all the time), and she could sign off on it. And that I wouldn't owe them anything for it. It's a good thing I was already laying down when I got the call or else i'd have fallen over lol. All I have to do now is to get back down to my dr's office on Friday to pick it up. Which I will definitely make sure I do lol. My dr had told me last week that if my insurance didn't cover it to not worry about it. Didn't think he meant it this way though lol. Guess this is Karma's way of making up for him not listening to me for the last 3 years of telling him something wasn't right and him finally listening to me earlier this year.


  • is fabulous news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <:P =D>
  • Great news Brucie. Congratulations. =D>
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    That is amazing. I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!! >:D<
    Hope it does its job ;)
  • What fantastic news Brucie, I bet you are on cloud 9. So pleased for you, and what fantastic docs you have got, to do this for you.

  • why do dome people use those and othes do not? My doc never mentioned it to me. Don't you just LOVE when a doctor actually CARES about you! THat is great news! I had several docs see me for FREE because I had no insurance and they wanted to make sure my spinal tumor was not cancer. Those kind of docs remember WHY they became docs in the first place-some docs are ONLY concerned with $$$.
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  • My dr never mentioned getting one of these for my first surgery. Don't know the difference this time around. I'm sure this will be a tax write-off for them, but that's on them lol.
  • happened to me, I asked how much it was and they said the dr ordered it and Not to worry about the bill they would write it off,,, I use it for 4 hours daily,,, it seems to make me hurt more though I am not sure why.
  • All I can say is WOW, great news :)

    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • Wow Brucie!!

    Isn't it the most warmest feeling inside when something like that happens to you? I am so happy that you will get what you need and not have to have the stress of how it will happen or if it will happen or...how it might be paid for.

    Best wishes and I am so excited for you!! :)
  • This is wonderful news, I really hope that the bone stimulator works well for you.
    Dont jump too high on the bed!

    Blessings Sara O:)
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