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  • Nice try- Not quite.
    I didn't say I own the company..I said I own it....meaning I own my job! Although I am part owner in the company as all of the employees are.If you read it again I said my position is very important for the company I work for.

    My surgeon is a great surgeon,a well known and respected surgeon at that. Guarantees..I dont need guarantees...it is what you make it. If you already have it in your mind it will be a failure it will. If you have it in your mind it will be fine and you will be ok then it will.
    MIND OVER MATTER..........

    I know what surgery I am having we have discussed in detail...by the way do you have a MD behind your name?

    Also...my interesting statements are true statements. For some people it is a walk in the park,,,,for some its not it is according how your brain thinks.....negative or positive.

    I can't wait to have the surgery...regardless if it is 1 or 2 level...doesn't matter to me as long as I have it done by this awesome surgeon.

    Wow......talk about misery!!! Good heavens....

    No one has anything good & positive to say. That amazes me..

    I really thought there was more good than evil :?
  • Demurevenus said:

    Any one want to share their expierences going back to work after surgery. Good bad or Ugly! :))(
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  • understand why it's taking you a whole week to get back to work? Have them bring you a phone and laptop to hospital room. You said you weren't gonna be prescribed any narcotics, heck you should be good to go a couple hours after anesthesia wears off. Or better yet, just have the surgery w/o anesthesia!!! That way you can catch-up on some lighter tasks while they are cutting into your neck.
  • Wow ,
    Demure,
    I wish you well, and whatever surgery yo have and whenever you go back to work. I had a 2 level cervical fusion and I came home the same day. I guess you could say I went right back to work that day. As a stay at home mother, who runs her home with the help of a wonderful husband. My doctor also really does not believe in collars as well, however for about a 7-10 days i wore a soft collar, and i was driving before 2 weeks. So go knock you socks off, I wish you well.

    My problem with your post and your delivery system is that you would/could have had a lot of people share her experience and surgical experience and work timetables. Of surgeries that they and I have already had. I don't really think you wanted any anyway. So go back to work and be positive. Really no issue...It really is not positive to call others whiny and negative just because they choice and follow there body's and the doctors orders.

    My thoughts only are those that really really have it(positive, kindness, caring for other) and want to share it are far more humble. There delivery system is one of attraction, what I have see is one of promoting positive behavior, while hiding it in an in your face approach,

    No need to reply I know where my attitude stands.

    J


    ***Ben as always you are so right and so very funny, and to think a man can multi task and with such a great attitude to go with it- they broke the mold after you my friend***
  • I suppose you could say I was working immediately too. I had people from my office calling me with questions while I was still in the hospital, and even bringing a batch of checks for me to sign, and a couple of files for me to give an opinion on. Hmmm, maybe it is possible to go back to work immediately. My very positive attitude did pay off.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
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  • Demurevenus said:


    My surgeon is a great surgeon,a well known and respected surgeon at that. Guarantees..I dont need guarantees...it is what you make it. If you already have it in your mind it will be a failure it will. If you have it in your mind it will be fine and you will be ok then it will.
    MIND OVER MATTER..........

    I know what surgery I am having we have discussed in detail...by the way do you have a MD behind your name?

    Also...my interesting statements are true statements. For some people it is a walk in the park,,,,for some its not it is according how your brain thinks.....negative or positive.

    I can't wait to have the surgery...regardless if it is 1 or 2 level...doesn't matter to me as long as I have it done by this awesome surgeon.

    I strongly disagree with this philosophy.

    In June 2007, I had a laminectomy, foraminotomy, and discectomy at L5/S1. I went into my surgery with an extremely positive attitude, thinking that afterwards I would be better than ever. I went to several different surgeons, all with very good records and strong recommendations from others. I finally decided on the surgeon who performed my surgery by his impressive success rate, positive attitude, and qualifications. After much research, I learned that he was one of the best lower back specialists in the state, by far. You could say that I also believed I was lucky to have surgery done by this “awesome surgeon.”

    I did not believe that my surgery was going to be a failure. I did not wish for it to be a failure. But, even with my extremely positive attitude and “amazing” surgeon, my disc re-herniated, and I am in an even worse condition than I was before the procedure. And, to be clear, I stayed away from bending, lifting and twisting as much as possible for the past year, and did nothing out of the ordinary to re-injure myself.

    It is not always MIND OVER MATTER, as you stated. Sure, a positive attitude is very important and may play a small part in determining your recovery time and possibly, even your level of pain. But from personal experience, you can go into a surgery, “knowing” that everything will be fixed, and that you will have a successful surgery and recovery. But in the end, your body (in this case, the spine, the discs, bones, etc.) is not affected by your brain power. If a disc is bad, if the bones don’t fuse, if you have a long and difficult recovery, it is not because in your mind you doubted the success of a certain procedure. It is simply because EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT.

    I wish you all the luck in the world with your surgery and recovery.

    I hope you are able to return to work in that short amount of time, without pain meds, and be better than ever.

    But, please do not say that everyone who has an unsuccessful surgery, a long and difficult recovery, or can not return to work in such a short time, is thinking "negatively." We all know this isn’t true. And it isn’t very “positive” of someone to assume that negativity is the cause of everyone else’s problems. Please try to consider that, as stated before, everyone is different. We all go in and come out of surgery differently and we all heal differently, regardless of our mindset.

    Again, I wish you luck for a successful and extremely speedy recovery.

    -Amanda
  • Well shoot i think I got everyone here beat then. I had one of my troops call me while i was still in the recovery room asking me questions about how to fix a problem with one of our planes. I went under at 9am and this was at about 130pm. I am a 32 y/o male who is in decent shape and i had a DTO on L5/S1 (screws with basically bungee cords in hard plastic) and it took me 6 weeks to get to work full time and that was sitting answering phones and doing paperwork. I have to agree with others as well you have NO RIGHT to say that someone's recovery time is based on their attitude. All that is doing is showing YOUR negative attitude towards others. Best of luck but a week just doesnt seem plausiable!

    Hank
  • Who are you really?

    :>

    Cheers, Mate
  • For someone with a "positive" attitude" you sure aren't taking any of this in. I was VERY much like you, active to the extreme, healthy, hard working, all of it. I went in to my first surgery KNOWING that I was going to come out of it with the vitality that I had before I was injured. A positive attitude simply doesn't prepare you for the possible pain (yea, I know, I have that really high pain tolerance thing too) or the fact that you simply can't guess what can happen in the OR. I had the "best" surgeon too and I ended up having a revision surgery within 5 months of the first one.

    Please drop the cynicism and try to listen to what we're telling you. We're all here trying to help...even if you can't see that. Don't mistake that positive attitude thing for putting your head in the sand. Preparation is the key to healing and it sounds like you may not have that in place.

    I'll give you a bit of advise about surgeons...that "God complex" thing is pretty true. No surgeon wants to think that their work will fail or did fail or that their patients won't be anything but better. It's normal to think like that- who doesn't want to think that they don't do anything but the best? You have people here who have been through the surgeries and want to help you through this. Perhaps you should take THAT advise into consideration as well as your surgeons.

    All the best,

    Griff
  • Hey can I get a job where you work? I have a positive attitude, but when you work in a factory and you are moving every part of your body there is no way you can go back to work right away. I had lost the use of my left arm and was dropping everything so how could I work before surgery. If I had a sit down job maybe I would have been able to do it. I was super woman I got out of the hospital 4 hrs after I woke up from surgery. I was able to let my dog outside on the 2nd day after and on the 4th day I was able to fold laundry after my husband put them on the basket on the table.
    My doctor was the best he is now leaving me to go to Georgetown University, he will be the head of the NS department. So I had the best, but he has me on tight restrictions now so I do not screw up what he has done. I am doing wonderful for being 7 wks out. Yes I am still at home, but like I said I work in a factory and I have to be able to lift 50 pounds. Will you be able to do that when you get out of surgery? I am happy for you to be able to go back as soon as you are, but remember not all of us have sit down jobs. Some of us are just a number where we work. I have been at my job for 11 years, do you really think they care if I come back? They can always hire someone else at a lower pay.
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