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Forum: The Big File 10-15-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 29,715
Posted By Mariaa
I was one to reply re 3 level problem and I've...

I was one to reply re 3 level problem and I've not had further surgery from previous 2 discectomies (L4, L5S1) however have an annular tear at L3 that while has not been concordant for pain re 2...
Forum: The Big File 11-14-2006, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,953
Posted By Mariaa
Hey Cat, You may want to consider some of the...

Hey Cat,
You may want to consider some of the other facilities/surgeons in Germany that are extremely noteworthy, such as Dr.Zeegers/Alpha-Klinik and Dr.Bertagnoli ~ there's info on them somewhere...
Forum: The Big File 10-22-2006, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,904
Posted By Mariaa
David, How wonderful! See you will beat me to a...

David,
How wonderful! See you will beat me to a surgical date! However,fortunately as you've already read elsewhere maybe WC did auth my surgery and I can have it done wherever (in the US) with...
Forum: The Big File 10-13-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,402
Posted By Mariaa
Jenn, Congratulations to you and your hub!! ...

Jenn,
Congratulations to you and your hub!! Glad to hear all is well w/the spine as well as the baby! take good care and keep us updated if you've time! Maria
Forum: The Big File 10-06-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,904
Posted By Mariaa
David, Remember me..still waiting to see if WC...

David,
Remember me..still waiting to see if WC is going to authorize a fusion at L5S1 and ADR at L4. It's been denied already, then the CA. WCAB sent me to 2nd surgical opinion (a formal one) who...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-22-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,904
Posted By Mariaa
Hi Cathy I'm sorry I didn't answer your...

Hi Cathy
I'm sorry I didn't answer your question earlier~ I am slated for a fusion at L5S1 and ADR at L4 and have also had two discectomies (one at L5 and one at L4).

My thinking on this is to...
Forum: The Big File 09-22-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,637
Posted By Mariaa
Poncho, Hey girl~ since I was a bad back bear...

Poncho,
Hey girl~ since I was a bad back bear all thru my nursing career almost (injury during Neurosurgical position back in '82 and stayed employed for 18 years later)~

Here we go...
Nurse...
Forum: The Big File 09-22-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,093
Posted By Mariaa
That would be lovely~ I've been very noncompliant...

That would be lovely~ I've been very noncompliant for quite a few months with my medicine for osteoporosis... was recently given the once a month dose to see if I could spiff up but haven't taken it...
Forum: The Big File 09-19-2006, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,410
Posted By Mariaa
biff, thanks! this is what I've been wanting to...

biff,
thanks! this is what I've been wanting to read!
Forum: The Big File 09-11-2006, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,975
Posted By Mariaa
Cathy, That's a great accomplishment on your...

Cathy,
That's a great accomplishment on your part as well as your son's! Congrats to you both!
Forum: The Big File 09-04-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,423
Posted By Mariaa
Eddie, I believe Dr.B will use whatever he...

Eddie,
I believe Dr.B will use whatever he thinks is appropriate for the patient situation or individual case. Don't quote me on that tho I'm almost certain it's true. Since he doesn't have to...
Forum: The Big File 09-02-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,258
Posted By Mariaa
How Cool!!!!

How Cool!!!!
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-02-2006, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,197
Posted By Mariaa
Dan ~ are you in Long Beach? So am I..

Dan ~ are you in Long Beach? So am I..
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-02-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,197
Posted By Mariaa
Laura, Have you had surgery yet? If so, how are...

Laura,
Have you had surgery yet? If so, how are you doing?
Forum: The Big File 09-02-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,423
Posted By Mariaa
Eddie, I so feel for you in terms of your WC...

Eddie,
I so feel for you in terms of your WC struggle considering what I've been through since Oct.'05 with the change in CA WC legislation and the rescinding offer to pay for my Prodisc 2 level...
Forum: The Big File 08-28-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mariaa
Thanks for your reply Chuck, I'm really happy...

Thanks for your reply Chuck, I'm really happy about the outcome of the appt. and still awaiting the next hurdle to go thru w/WC..always something or so it seems.

My back is killing me right now....
Forum: The Big File 08-26-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,124
Posted By Mariaa
You need a complete physical and lab profile by a...

You need a complete physical and lab profile by a qualified Internal Medicine doctor. If your Family doctor is also Internal Medicine, tell him you feel you need a complete workup as that's what...
Forum: The Big File 08-26-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mariaa
State of California Work Comp Board had sent me...

State of California Work Comp Board had sent me to a 2nd surgical opinion for an exam because I had 6 UR non certifications/denials for surgery.

This Neurosurgeon 2nd surgical opinion was to...
Forum: The Big File 08-22-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,093
Posted By Mariaa
Yes, use me as a wanna be Prodisc Gal waiting for...

Yes, use me as a wanna be Prodisc Gal waiting for her opportunity for surgery~ perhaps it could get paid for that way!!!
Forum: The Big File 08-19-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,997
Posted By Mariaa
Jenn, Thank you for keeping us updated! I'm...

Jenn,
Thank you for keeping us updated! I'm wondering if you and your OB have discussed vaginal delivery vs. C/Sec?
It will be interesting to hear what kind of labor you have and if it there...
Forum: The Big File 08-19-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,077
Posted By Mariaa
It's all got to start somewhere even tho some us...

It's all got to start somewhere even tho some us may be disappointed that the approval is for one level, this is good news for some people and is the beginning of use of FDA approved Prodisc here! ...
Forum: The Big File 08-15-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,077
Posted By Mariaa
Good deal re the Prodisc FDA approval. Have to...

Good deal re the Prodisc FDA approval. Have to start somewhere so good that it came now. Wishing all well with their insurance approvals or appeals~
Forum: The Big File 08-13-2006, 04:16 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,811
Posted By Mariaa
Paulette, Thanks for your empathy~ and the four...

Paulette,
Thanks for your empathy~ and the four letter words!

WC had been very good to me for many years, until just recently with the new legislation in place. It's very disconcerting as I am...
Forum: The Big File 08-12-2006, 01:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,811
Posted By Mariaa
Now it really makes no diff to me when Prodisc is...

Now it really makes no diff to me when Prodisc is approved here as my OSS put in for the Charite hybrid surgery (Dr.Bae asked for Prodisc hybrid surgery) and all WC reviewing docs are denying even a...
Forum: The Big File 08-06-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 27,811
Posted By Mariaa
ans~ wombhood ~ hormones, think about it. ...

ans~ wombhood ~ hormones, think about it.
Dina~ my case originated in the early '80's.
BTW, as far as I'm concerned, many of us are just venting frustration and well within the forum rules and...
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