Posted 3/18/2015 8:11 PM (GMT -6)
CH... Have you considered going to get a 2nd opinion? Do you have a copy of all the diagnostic tests that you had done, the torn disc - has it been confirmed by what?
If I was given that kind of indecisiveness by a neurosurgeon I would surely be going to get another surgeon's opinion. I honestly have to say, before I was deemed disabled by SSID - I was going to a lot of doctor's in order to figure out what the total picture was with all my problems. There was one neurosurgeon of whom I was told was one of the best in my area.
Went I went to the office for the 1st time, I waited 2 1/2 hrs to see him. He came in and said, "What's the problem" just as sarcastic and with a grin that I just wanted to slap off his face. Keep in mind I was a hurting puppy after sitting all that time and was in no mood for him to play the doctor god complex with me. He looked at my paperwork (tests, OV notes) and just flipped through them. Asked me to do a couple simple moves and stand, sat back down and said "there's nothing I can do for you"!!! I was like really, really - all I could do was stand frozen in time with tears running down my face - my husband grabbed my hand and said let's go.........................Never returned there.
My point was it that you have to weed through the doctors and specialists until you find one that has a real concern for their patient and doesn't treat them like a number. It happens so often..............
It is not only HIS judgment that would deem you disabled, there are a host of factors involved with that. So don't let that discourage you. You know what your limitations are, if your diagnosis supports that then you have nothing to worry about.
Hugs from Texas,