When you have appointments with the surgeon don't thay have to be approved by tricare or whoever approves the care you get? I am wondering if they didn't approve the reaquired follow-up appointments? I mean after I had my surgery by the civilian doctor, everything was followed up by the military doctors, and that is part of the reason I have some of the problems I have today! I had only been allowed to see my surgeon one time after my surgery, and that was only because my military doctors were at a loss to explain some of my follow-up problems!
Anyway keep pressing them for answers, and be careful getting those Xrays! and try not to get them done by the military, they are usually not trained to handle your type of case! Flexion and extension could be a problem for you. So be careful, if you start feeling any pain or discomfort when having the Xrays, don't let them make you flex or extend any more!
Good Luck to You!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV