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Forum: The Big File 07-17-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,688
Posted By Kim
Jane I would get the info from the Ins company...

Jane I would get the info from the Ins company and what codes they want etc and when you get out to TX go yourself and talk to the billing person there.
I found TBI lacked a LOT in some of the...
Forum: The Big File 06-29-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,198
Posted By Kim
I saw the news and wondered if you were close....

I saw the news and wondered if you were close. Thanks for posting and letting us know that you are ok!
Take care
Forum: The Big File 06-15-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,407
Posted By Kim
What I wanted to add above and didnt, Is my...

What I wanted to add above and didnt, Is my livelyhood and my comfort and right to a level of comfortable living LESS important than anyone else's? I dont feel so and hope others dont either
Forum: The Big File 06-15-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,407
Posted By Kim
I really dont want to get in the middle of a...

I really dont want to get in the middle of a political debate here but I do have some info on hospital costs etc.
When I talked to TBI about my ADR they told me the cash cost for two levels was...
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,297
Posted By Kim
Ok that sounds more like a problem with the...

Ok that sounds more like a problem with the fascia not responding quickly when you bend down and then straighten up. Myofascial release is usually very good for that type thing. See if there is a...
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,297
Posted By Kim
Dave I didnt have ADR but have had multiple...

Dave
I didnt have ADR but have had multiple problems with abdominal cramping and feeling like someone stuck a knife in me at times since my 2 level fusion.
Our abdominal scars are pretty much in...
Forum: The Big File 05-22-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,361
Posted By Kim
Jeans and things I held out at least 2-3 weeks on...

Jeans and things I held out at least 2-3 weeks on I wore jogging pants that were a size or 2 bigger than I usually had with the drawstrings in them for a while and the long dresses I mentioned when I...
Forum: The Big File 05-16-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,361
Posted By Kim
Wanted to add a couple of things here that helped...

Wanted to add a couple of things here that helped me out when I had my fusion last year. The back brace was real scratchy and uncomfortable against the skin Someonee suggested a camisole under it I...
Forum: The Big File 03-06-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,637
Posted By Kim
Good to hear that Zippo glad that you are seeing...

Good to hear that Zippo glad that you are seeing improvment. AS far as the meds go I mentioned they are not narcotics, classified as anti seizure meds but they have shown to be very effective in...
Forum: The Big File 03-03-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,637
Posted By Kim
Yes I do remember that the pain flared up for...

Yes I do remember that the pain flared up for several days after the injections. I had to be pretty much on bedrest the first day and then very light activity the next few days.
Hope you calm down...
Forum: The Big File 03-02-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,637
Posted By Kim
I remember cramping yes and some numbness around...

I remember cramping yes and some numbness around the injection site but I would be very concerned about the numbness in your calves and shins. I would not think that should be happening right after...
Forum: The Big File 02-26-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,857
Posted By Kim
From my experience in massage therapy, its very...

From my experience in massage therapy, its very common for nerves to get pinched or irritated due to muscles being stretched too tight or out of sync with the body.
I worked with several clients...
Forum: The Big File 02-08-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,267
Posted By Kim
Hi Everyone I was looking up some terms due to...

Hi Everyone
I was looking up some terms due to a recent diagnosis on a CT scan and ran across the followning articles. The first is one of the easiest understood that I have found on terms that we...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-01-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,611
Posted By Kim
Denied by Great West Healthcare for a 2 level...

Denied by Great West Healthcare for a 2 level lumbar ADR L5/S1 L4/L5
Forum: The Big File 01-18-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,690
Posted By Kim
Sharon I know exactly what you are talking...

Sharon
I know exactly what you are talking about. My back pain and the incisions there bothered me much worse after surgery than anything else did. I had very little incision pain in the abdomen...
Forum: The Big File 11-19-2006, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,464
Posted By Kim
David Just wanted to add my hugs and congrats...

David
Just wanted to add my hugs and congrats to the list! Its so nice to see you feeling better and healing! I am so glad things went well for you and know that you will continue to do well.
Keep...
Forum: The Big File 10-22-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,294
Posted By Kim
Chuck I would not think it would be an issue...

Chuck
I would not think it would be an issue after 6 weeks post op anyway.
You are more than 3 months past so you should be safe. If you are still concerned call and ask your local ortho about it...
Forum: The Big File 09-25-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,759
Posted By Kim
Alastair Thanks I was sure this was ok but was...

Alastair
Thanks I was sure this was ok but was going to PM u once I got the info and sent it so you would know where it was.
Kim
Forum: The Big File 09-23-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,759
Posted By Kim
Cat PM me with your snail mail address and I...

Cat
PM me with your snail mail address and I will be happy to pass the DVD that Alastair sent to me to you.
Kim
Forum: The Big File 09-20-2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,161
Posted By Kim
Lyrica is being used by surgeons and pain...

Lyrica is being used by surgeons and pain management specialists here too for nerve pain as on off label use. My local OSS gave me this back in the spring before my fusion for my sciatic pain.
It...
Forum: The Big File 09-05-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,472
Posted By Kim
Arnica is great for pain reduction as well as a...

Arnica is great for pain reduction as well as a lot of other things but it has been shown to produce allergic dermatitis after prolonged usage in a lot of people. One of the companies who sells a...
Forum: The Big File 09-01-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,407
Posted By Kim
Eddie Any patient in the US has the right to...

Eddie
Any patient in the US has the right to refuse any treatment they are not comfortable with. I would discuss this with my surgeon if you are that adamant about it. They may have some concerns...
Forum: The Big File 09-01-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,949
Posted By Kim
Dont expect anything from them either I fought...

Dont expect anything from them either I fought with them all last year to no avail to try to get a 2 level Charite done. I dont want to be the bearer of bad news but I sent them document after...
Forum: The Big File 06-13-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,036
Posted By Kim
I agree with this to a certain extent. I also...

I agree with this to a certain extent. I also think we need to focus on the fact that several insurance companies are paying for this procedure and that Medicare has not ruled it out for those under...
Forum: The Big File 06-12-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,036
Posted By Kim
Hey Alan Thanks for the link when I get some...

Hey Alan
Thanks for the link when I get some of my brain cells together hopefully tomorrow I will look these over and see what looks like it would suit our purpose. I think in order for this to be...
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