My wife and I went to my PCD today, and again requested that we get this show on the road, as to surgery for my lower back. I guess his secretary must have forgotten to make the appointment 3 weeks ago. We discussed a second opinion, and suggested a surgeon that we wanted to visit with, as we have heard several good things about
him. He told us that he does not use the group of surgeons that we suggested for the second opinion. I he really insisted that the surgeon that he sent me to the first time was a very good surgeon, and had a very high success rate. I did visit with him about
8 months ago, felt quite comfortable with him. After much discussion with my PCD today, my wife and I feel comfortable with his choice. The surgeon is a neurosurgeon as well, so this is a step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned. Again, I trust my PCD, and has been treating for me 20 plus years, also the surgeon is in the same group of surgeons that work together that did my PDC's back surgery. They will be calling me sometime this next week, and we will set a hard date at that time. I want this to happen within the next 30 to 40 days if possible. Let's hope that happens! I'm ready! Lets all hope I can get it done somewhere around the 1st of Feb. I also asked him about
the pain meds again, and if he wanted me off of them prior to the surgery. What he said was that, he would like to see me reduce them as much as I can, but that he did not want to see me in pain. I guess what he was saying was that he wanted me to only take what I needed, nothing more. He said we would worry about
getting off of them after the surgery was over with. So, all I'm waiting on is the call from the surgeon right now. I got my refill of meds, and I have quite a few left over from last month, from trying to wean back off of them. I;m not going to try to do that anymore, as I just hurt too bad, and can't stand to live in pain all the time. He also read the report that the PM sent over from the Epidural I just got a week or two ago. He said the PM suggested a trigger point injection, but right now, I want to get the surgery over with first, and worry about
that later, as I'm not really hurting that bad in the neck area. I have a muscle just below my neck that is in spasms all the time. I guess that is where they want to try the injections. My elbows have been getting much better since I have changed sleeping patterns lately, so I hope we don't have to go there with surgery either. Maybe this will all work out for me in the long run. I'm really looking forward to the lower back surgery, as I'm so tired of it. I will post everything I know as soon as I find out more. Take care my friends and have a Happy New Year too!
Stray! I hope you didn't take me wrong on the other post, I'm with you on it! I thought it was terrible to lead the members to believe that their lives may be in danger, and then drop it like a hot potato! I hope the member will come forward and clear things up a bit for us all. I'm a guessing there is more to the story than we all know at the moment.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/31/2009 9:17:11 PM (GMT-7)