Hello Graciey and welcome to Healing Well. From what you described about
your husband's condition you both are very much aware of what chronic pain can do to a person. You will find this is a very different type of forum than most. Here we are pretty much all connected and a close knit group. We help each other out, offer as much as support as possible and share ideas and tips on different things.
Yes, I am very much aware of LSI. I stumbled across their website one night and read about them from top to bottom lol. I too sat here and wondered how much of it was legit or crap. You and I both know a place like that sounds too good to be true and usually when thats the case it is too good to be true lol. I read all the testimonials but again, I did not buy it. So, I have a sister that lives in Tampa, so I asked her to check this place out for me. She has some pretty good connections with the medical community there and felt like she could come up with what I needed. I think this was about two years ago. My Sis has Lymes disease and as a result she has problems with her memory when she has a flare up. Well, I did ask her to get this info when she was in the middle of a flareup thats why I am sure she never got me the info. I am also thinking I read they opened up a facility in Arizona.
After his surgery did you all stay in Tampa for 5 days or so, so they could monitor him? I know they said from time to time, depending on the patient and their dx they may have to come back and have their surgery tweaked, kind of like a tune up. Will your hubby have to go back or do you know? If he had to return would you guys be out another $10,000?
I think they said they filed on some insurance plans but it was not many. Thats a problem for many of us, is coming up with that kind of cash. My thoughts were maybe over time they would accept more insurance plans and even Medicare.
I really believe the technology of what they are doing is going to be the cutting edge so to speak in years to come. Hopefully then, this will be something more and more facilities will be doing and it can be made more available to people. A very big issue here is the cash money involved. Its kind of like when arthroscopic surgery was introduced to the medical community where I live, there was one dr that was doing knees and shoulders that way. He was actually laughed at by some of the top orthopedic surgeons here, and their opinion was he was opening himself up to being sued for medical malpractice lol. As it turned in less than two years these guys that laughed learned about this surgery and began doing them too lol. I think this technology is sort in that groove for now.
I do hope that you will continue to come here and post and let us know how your husband is progressing along with his surgery.
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.