I am one of those patients who bring "gifts" to my PM's office. It is only coffee, but I go once a month, and have been a patient there since January of 2006, so I am not a new patient, but an established one.
I do it only because I know that by 1 or 2 in the afternoon, everyone is getting a little tired and been running most of the day there, so if I happen to have an appointment, I will call and ask if they would like a cup of coffee.....if they say yes, I will pick it up and bring it.....
There is no reason for me doing it, other than I like a cup in the afternoon too and I know that most of the employees there do as well.....
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..