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Forum: New Member Introductions 11-07-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,381
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Best of luck with the upcoming procedure. I'll be...

Best of luck with the upcoming procedure. I'll be curious if see if the VA actually winds up covering the operation, as I've been fighting with them regarding my back issues for several years....
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-07-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Keep us in the loop how things progress, as I'm...

Keep us in the loop how things progress, as I'm under BCBS FEP as well, and am looking at possible ADR options. If there's ANY way I can force them to cover it, I'd be ecstatic!
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-14-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,277
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Yep, I was in the tube for the MRI, though laying...

Yep, I was in the tube for the MRI, though laying down doesn't really seem to matter too much whereas my symptoms are concerned (especially if I'm laying on the affected side). Truth be told, while...
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-14-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,635
Posted By Tatonka_usn
As someone with BCBS FEP, I'm in the same boat....

As someone with BCBS FEP, I'm in the same boat. If you receive any feedback, would you be willing to pass it along...since I'm considering Europe vice dealing with FEHB at this point...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-13-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,277
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Update....

Thanks for the feedback! With my symptoms continuing/progressing, and my civilian insurance with Blue Cross FEP having started back up (as of 1 October), I did an end-run around the VA (useless, as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-05-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,277
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Back again.....

As it’s been many moons since I last visited the forums, I guess I should (re)introduce myself to the gang around here.

My name is Alan, and I’m a 45 year old who has been dealing with spinal...
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-05-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Any idea if there's been additional clarification...

Any idea if there's been additional clarification on this? I have Blue Cross FEP, and am at the point of considering ADR for cervical issues.
Forum: International Assistance 04-22-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,400
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Thanks!

Romakis,

Appreciate the feedback. Hadn't taken into account that the USD to Euro exchange rate is better now :D Will have to touch base with Dr. Clavel's office for specifics.....

Kind...
Forum: International Assistance 04-21-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,400
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Cost for a single-level M6-L in Europe?

It's been a couple years since I've been around the site, but....following two recent car accidents....I find the condition of my L5-S1 deteriorating again (after a couple years of relative...
Forum: International Assistance 08-07-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,948
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Thanks, Boris. Ken was actually in touch with me...

Thanks, Boris. Ken was actually in touch with me today, and I plan to give him a ring this weekend.

Please don't mistake my previously mentioned frustration as a criticism of Dr. Bierstedt...
Forum: International Assistance 08-07-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,948
Posted By Tatonka_usn
NYGene - Wish I'd actually seen this a bit...

NYGene - Wish I'd actually seen this a bit sooner, I actually attempted to contact Dr. Bierstedt through his website a couple weeks ago and the response I received was from Ms Meier. It would appear...
Forum: The Big File 12-24-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Thanks. I'm not particularly computer proficient...

Thanks. I'm not particularly computer proficient either, so if that is all it takes I might just be able to manage. Busy with holiday stuff, but will try to get to it early in the new year. I...
Forum: The Big File 12-23-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,720
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Sending Medical Information

Was curious as to the best/quickest way to send information across to potential surgeons? In particular, I was interested if there are any electronic means to send MRI/X-ray images, as I only have...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-04-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,706
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Wonderful! It's not like most folks even WANT to...

Wonderful! It's not like most folks even WANT to be fused, but now even THAT is becoming less of an option in the interest of preserving corporate profit. Maybe we should just send them our...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-02-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By Tatonka_usn
New experience for me....

While I'm sure this is certainly NOT a new subject for the numerous folks among you who have opted to pay out of pocket for medical care (ie ADR), I had a bit of an annoying, insurance-related...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-07-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,823
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Pubali, Just for a measure of clarification,...

Pubali,

Just for a measure of clarification, celebrex is not a pain killer, it's in the COX-2 family of anti-inflamatories. While you may derive some indirect pain relief from a potential...
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-03-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 22,420
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Very powerful!

All I can say is WOW!! Can't recall anything echo'ing my inner thoughts in quite some time. Very profound, and VERY accurate. :mad:


Alan
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-27-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,157
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Who did your surgery

Abarco,

Really glad to hear that TRICARE finally relented and covered your cervical TDR. Had a couple quick questions I was hoping you might be able to answer (at your convenience):
- What is...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-26-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,758
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Concur....

Agree with Jerry.....short term disability is completely employer dependent. My company is pretty good, in that I only have to eat one week of vacation before short-term disability kicks in. After...
Forum: The Big File 05-26-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,956
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Frustrated X2

It's been a while since I've done much of an update, but I had two recent events which have left me fairly exasperated and in need of a good venting:

1) After much effort, I was FINALLY able to...
Forum: The Big File 05-21-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,956
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Thoracic spine surgery options?

Was curious if there is any literature/personal experience out there with spinal surgeries being done at the mid levels of the thoracic spine? The vast amount of data/information out there...
Forum: The Big File 10-19-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,158
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Thanks...I'm honored!!!:clap::D

Thanks...I'm honored!!!:clap::D
Forum: The Big File 10-19-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,158
Posted By Tatonka_usn
Memory foam mattresses and back problems

Was curious if any of the folks here have familiarity with memory foam mattresses, in particular the tempurpedic. I purchased one of the firm versions a few momths ago and am growing concerned that...
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