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Posterior Surgery



  • Went for my second opinion. I was so certain after the first doctor that she would say to do surgery..and guess what. She said that since I am not crippled by the pain I am not a surgery candidate. She sees the problem but doesn't think I am in enough pain to do surgery.

    I am so frustrated. I asked what I am supposed to do and she said I go back to the neurologist. Well two months with the neurologist and I got no where except more pain.

    She did order new MRI, CT and xrays. So maybe that is a good sign. I tried to explain to her that the no-fault will cut me off soon if I don't have surgery. I understand that there are pluses and minuses to this. If I wait I am avoiding the risks of surgery but it means living with the pain and continuing PT and injections. I am also risking future disability that won't be covered by the no-fault insurance. If I have it I risk complications of surgery but hopefully come away without pain and meds. I also have the coverage of the no-fault insurance which preserves my private health insurance.

    Wednesday I go for the tests. Then I have to make a decision. If they show changes for the worse then I will have the surgery. If they stay the same I will probably wait and take my chances.
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