I had an appt. yesterday with a new neuro(I did see him once before). At that visit they discovered metal fragments in my back from a prior surgery.Thsi doctor referred me to Albany Medical center. He wanted a Neuro group there to evaluate.
I went there but was told all the Doc's were in surgery and they'd call me for a follow up appt.,well, they never did. As time passed, I made an appt. w/this neuro again(yesterday).he will not even speak to me. He sent his secretary out to tell me that because of the fragments,I need to see these other guys. What is going on here.....? Seems like this doctor is scared to get involved with my situation. I asked the original surgeon who OBVIOUSLY left the fragments in there, why? How did this happen? His response was "I dont know, I didnt leave a needle in there" In discussing this situation with people, some say these fragment could move and possibly pierce the heart.....is that possible? I'm starting to bug out....any comments?
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