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Forum: Insurance Hell 01-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,670
Posted By Sandra L
Smile Take all positive thoughts with you to surgery

Nairek,

I can't respond from first hand knowledge, but I've read that a lot of people go fusion with S/1 and are able to have ADR later if necessary, like CindyLou. (CL the audacity of some...
Forum: The Big File 01-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,507
Posted By Sandra L
saying prayers

Richard,

You should be almost ready for the surgeon to start. May God bless his hands and those around him.

Anxiously waiting for your after sugery reports.

Best wishes, Sandy
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-13-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,092
Posted By Sandra L
Hello Emily, If there is any way you can...

Hello Emily,

If there is any way you can upgrade to 1st class on your return trip, I would certainly do that. (Do you have family or friends who would be willing to give you, or sell you,...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-12-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sandra L
Legislation and a Class-Action Suit - Cover FDA Approved Surgery

Maybe we should try the legislative route. Course we could all be dead before we were successful!

Writing letters to your senators/congressmen does help IF it's done on a huge scale. I am...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-11-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,385
Posted By Sandra L
Question Has anyone tried this?

Has anyone asked their insurance company if they would pay for the doctor, hospital, etc. and let you pay for the prosthesis? Wouldn't the costs be comparable to fusion? This would make ADR's more...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-11-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,335
Posted By Sandra L
JJames, guess I should read everything. I see you...

JJames, guess I should read everything. I see you are going to Dr. Yue. Boy if he can't help you, the only thing that may work is calling Synthes and asking for their help?? Sandy
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-11-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,335
Posted By Sandra L
Hi JJames and Cathyjp

Jjames,

I went to Germany for my 4 level and my insurance pays for all doctor and procedures needed in my follow up, both Medicare and my secondary, Anthem Blue Cross/Shield. Medicare will not...
Forum: The Big File 01-10-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,736
Posted By Sandra L
CindyLou, I agree with you totally. I had...

CindyLou,

I agree with you totally. I had one reason for having Dr. Bertagnoli perform my surgery. I needed 4 discs, he is the guru in multiple replacements, he agreed to do the surgery, I liked...
Forum: The Big File 01-09-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,736
Posted By Sandra L
CindyLou, You go girl :shedance:! Do your...

CindyLou,

You go girl :shedance:! Do your thing!! Your a brave and stubborn gal and an inspiration to all spineys.

Are you getting the muscle sparing hip replacement? I'm curious because an...
Forum: The Big File 01-07-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Sandra L
Hey Todd, Right on, gots to be some...

Hey Todd,

Right on, gots to be some youngster who wants a little cash if you can't hire a professional! Or your spouse, sorry honeys.

I second "Be good to yourself" be an " :angel: "and ...
Forum: The Big File 01-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,507
Posted By Sandra L
Richard, Just thought of something else. I...

Richard,

Just thought of something else. I took my bed pillow in addition to a carry-on. Made it thru customs and onto planes. I found that the window seat allowed me to put my pillow in the...
Forum: The Big File 01-05-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,897
Posted By Sandra L
Jason, OUTRAGEOUS :flaming: :flaming:...

Jason,

OUTRAGEOUS :flaming: :flaming: :flaming: !!! AND :raspberry: :raspberry: :raspberry: !!! on them.

And we are only a small group of people who are denied coverage every year. Can't...
Forum: The Big File 01-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,323
Posted By Sandra L
Karin, Best wishes, I think you've made a...

Karin,

Best wishes, I think you've made a good decision to see a doctor with experience. A staff and doc who treats you like an individual who's suffering and needs reasurance is often rare....
Forum: The Big File 01-05-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,507
Posted By Sandra L
upgrades

Richard,

My son had lots of frequent flyer miles and was willing to share. My husband and I went to Germany coach and upgraded me to first-class on the return trip. We had to buy the expensive...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-03-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,495
Posted By Sandra L
later trials have more rigid parameters?

I think I understand what you are saying. In early trials, multiple levels were done and submitted to the insurance company as fusion with cost of device, instruments, etc. paid by the manufactuer....
Forum: The Big File 01-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,887
Posted By Sandra L
So sad, but best wishes.

Dear Terry,

What a loss for adrsupport. I have not known you long but you are the most faithful supporter of those in need. I have been amazed at the time you spend and the beautiful words and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-31-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,541
Posted By Sandra L
Hang in there Rusty

Hello Liz and Rusty,

I notice you haven't received any feedback, so thought I would get your thread back to the top:clap:. Fellow cervies should be back home so maybe you'll get more answers...
Forum: The Big File 12-31-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,412
Posted By Sandra L
Good luck in making an informed decision!!!

Hi Loulouinla,

You are very close to Dr. Delamarter in Santa Monica who is a leading ADR surgeon. You might want to make an appointment with him and get his opinion. For a small sum you can...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-29-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,963
Posted By Sandra L
Leora, If I were as close to Delamarter as...

Leora,

If I were as close to Delamarter as you are I wouldn't consider going out of the country. You'll be fine.

I'm not having any luck with insurance. Dr. B's charges are a flat rate, BC/BS...
Forum: The Big File 12-25-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,424
Posted By Sandra L
Kathy and Family, Please believe in...

Kathy and Family,

Please believe in miracles. May God be with you and yours. Sandy
Forum: The Big File 12-25-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,087
Posted By Sandra L
To: ALL From: Sandy Wade

http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/8/8_2_85v.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk572MSUS)

Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men
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Forum: Insurance Hell 12-25-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,963
Posted By Sandra L
If you have to pay yourself, go to Germany, lower cost, more experienced doctors

Lee, There are some people who have gotten coverage and other's none. It seems to help if your surgeon has connections and is will take the time to help you with this. There are even surgeons in your...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,541
Posted By Sandra L
Merry Christmas

Hi Liz and Rus,

Understand you are thinking of the Prestige cervical disc for ADR. Can't help you, but have experience with ProDisc-C having had 4 discs replaced last April. ProDisc-C was...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,324
Posted By Sandra L
Negligence should not be rewarded

Wow what a nasty situation. Glad that you have gotten some physical relief.

I don't believe in frivolous lawsuits, but if your lawyer can prove negligence, go for it. Be it the doctor or the...
Forum: The Big File 12-20-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,736
Posted By Sandra L
Smile Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year

Understand! am approaching 70 but think I'm 50. My husband and I fit this profile. We both decided we have to say, "I hurt" rather than "put on a front." We feel guilty for feeling bad!

So glad...
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