Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/9/2010 3:50:45 PM (GMT-6)
I see I have confused some folks. I am sorry. In re-reading my update I can see why it would be confusing.
....it is important, for someone like me, for my doctors to all communicate. So, basically my doctors all had a confrence together (I got the impression it was a teleconfrence). Then I am seeing each one seperatly and they are telling me about 1. Where my care is at with reguards to what each on is treating. 2. What surgery means from their point of view. Once I have seen each one individually, then I got back to my spine specialist and we talk about the starting the process of seeing a surgeon. When I will have to see one, what it means to see one, what to expect and how to go about starting the process.
I have things spoken to me in a frank nature, then go over the same thing again in simple step by step terms that I can fully comprehend. I don't think they mind. My specialists all have same exact information on me, and all have access to the same electronic records. For the simple treatment stuff, they keep in contact via "update letters" that each one sends out to the others. If any of them want more detailed information, then they have access to the same electronic files on me. All of my specialists are all employed by the same hospital (though some in different hospital locations).
I hope that helped. I am sorry for any confusion, it occured to me from the outside, looking in, it all sounds like a crazy roller coaster. So, I thought perhaps I should explain in detail.
*warm hugg* dani