Hi all, Well late Friday afternoon, I seen my neurosurgeon, ( I need to have surgery done on my lumbar area, L3 and L4.) but instead of scheduling the surgery, I told my surgeon that I wanted to have it done down in Kentucky, as I have my sister and all my neices and nephews living down there. I kind of felt bad because I really like this surgeon,(he did my posterior fusion of the articular joints at C3/4 back in November of 2010) he is the most caring and compassionate surgeon I have ever met, and he is really good too! Anyway to my surprise, he told me that he thought it was a Great idea, if it would help make my recovery easier on me. He told me the surgery was not about him but about me, and whatever was best for me, then that is what he wants! Anyway he recommended a surgeon that is down there in Lexington, he told me that is where he went to medical school at and graduated from there. He also told me what I needed to do in the way of getting an appointment down there. He did say that he would not go into any further detail about my surgery than what he already had, because the surgereon down there might want to do something completely different, as most surgeons have their own ideas on how to tackle a problem, and they might not be the same as someone elses!
Anyway I am now trying to get things arranged down there so I can get an appointment. My lower back has been giving me problems for quite some time now, and I have been trying to avoid having more surgery. But lately it has been getting a bit more than I can handle and I need to have something done to help relieve the pain alittle! I know that I still need to have a total right hip replacement, and I have also been trying to put that off as long as I possibly can. Aways something it seems. I have managed to get through the weekend just as I always do.
Hope you all have a good week preparing for Easter!!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, 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 I am White Beard with a White Beard!