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  • Well part of me is very excited and wants to get this over with. But when I spoke with my husband today he brought me back down to earth. Trying to do this in 3 weeks is crazy. Especially right before the holidays.

    So here's my new plan. Called ortho who sent me to this surgeon. I want to run this by him. I've know him for 15 years and trust his opinion. Called my neurologist because I think it is only fair to let him know what is going on and see what he says. Then I want to get another opinion. The surgeon I saw yesterday wants to go from the back so he doesnt have to fuse. But I've read good and bad for front and back. Once I decide on the surgeon and method I will need a new MRI which will take up another appointment. SO I think it's after Christmas, probably the second week of January as a few of you suggested.

    Of course this all changes the minute I get an IME appointment. THen it will be surgery in a week before they cut off my benefits.
  • Got a call yesterday from the lawyers office. The no-fault carrier scheduled me for a neuro IME on Dec 10th. So if the second opinion on MOnday says surgery I have to decide if I do it before the IME so they can't cut me off or do I take the chance and wait for January? If I get cut off it means no lost wages payments and the surgery has to come out of my health insurance and counts toward my life time limit.

    I was just accepting the idea of waiting for January and now it's up in the air again.
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