Hello Straydog, I gotta say, its not my doctor who I am really angry with although he is certainly part of the problem. I have had such a difficult time finding a good pm doctor, I hesitate to "rock the boat". I believe he will take it out, thats not the issue at this time. My thing is, I dont think I should have to pay for it to be removed.
I should not have had to pay when it was installed to deep in my back. But I did, I paid to have to it reinstalled, and since then it still has not worked. Funny thing when I first went to my dr a little over a year ago, there were phamplets all over his office about Medtronics. The last time I was there which was June 29, I looked around and there were no Medtronics anything, anywhere. Last year the reps from Medt. were in and out of that office like they were all lifelong friends. Now I havent seen anyone for months now that I think back.
So I think the romance my dr once had with Medtronics is now over. Most likely due to the fact that there hardware is trash.
If you have any ideas how I can approach my dr. in a way that doesnt sound so accusatory, but not have to pay for another operation, (which in truth, I havent even started to pay for the first) do you know what 20% of 80,000. is still more than I will ever be able to pay, double that due to the second try and come on.
As for the website, yes, yes yes. You say just go to the FDA websit and sign on for the product you want the information about is that correct.
Thank you so much for letting me know about that website. Also thank you for thinking of me and my troubles with this useless piece of metal in my back, which now by the way catchs on chairs sometimes when I go to stand up from those gray metal chairs, is when it mostly happen, the corner piece inside my back is poking out so far, one good rip and thats going to be me at the er. dont want that.
Thank you again, I will most certainly jump on that website.
Hope this finds you feeling well, take care and thanks again
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson