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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-22-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,788
Posted By nanfromsactown
Oh gosh, i misspoke! Forgive me, I was thinking...

Oh gosh, i misspoke! Forgive me, I was thinking they were going to fuse l45 and ADR l5s1 and that seemed odd, but Jim/Laura are right in what they said! My brain was thinking the fusion would only be...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,788
Posted By nanfromsactown
Welcome

Hi JW,
Welcome to our little community here.

I had a 2 level surgery on Nov 30 in Germany with Dr. Willem Zeegers. My surgery is a hybrid with ADR at L45 and STALIF fusion at L5S1.

One thing...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-10-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,501
Posted By nanfromsactown
I think I can safely comment on the "custom made"...

I think I can safely comment on the "custom made" comment by zeegers. For one thing, I believe he told me that the manufacturer has modified an implant intended for L5s1 with rounded corners instead...
Forum: International Assistance 10-27-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
Thanks for the info. I'm looking into the cell...

Thanks for the info. I'm looking into the cell phones. I'll be taking my iPad and leaving the laptop home, much less weight to carry! Will also have my smart phone with me to receive texts which is...
Forum: International Assistance 10-27-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
I'm so happy we've "turned" a doctor! My brother...

I'm so happy we've "turned" a doctor! My brother in law is a doctor and he drilled me pretty well about my decision. Hopefully my experience will lend him some assistance if he has a patient in...
Forum: International Assistance 10-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
I know I would be happy to contribute any and all...

I know I would be happy to contribute any and all travel information I could. I've traveled quite a bit just for pleasure, but I know a lot of people who end up traveling for back surgery have done...
Forum: International Assistance 10-26-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
Hey guys, Thanks for all the info! LUD,...

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the info!

LUD, good advice about talking to Zeegers about his post op pain regimen. He has assured me they "have a lot of experience" with patients like me (opiate...
Forum: International Assistance 10-24-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
http://www.adrsupport.org/forums/images/smilies/jacks.gifSURGERY SCHEDULED!!!

Finally. My ADR is scheduled Nov 30 in Bonn with Dr. Zeegers.

I've had a very exciting couple of weeks with a new grandson being born, and also finalizing the surgery with Dr. Zeegers.

Dr....
Forum: International Assistance 10-03-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
Needs after surgery?

Bumping my original post up to ask another couple questions:

What equipment will I need after surgery, when I get home? Will I need a raised toilet seat? Handrails in the bath tub? Other items...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-26-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,946
Posted By nanfromsactown
Yes, submit to Zeegers too, and I've been reading...

Yes, submit to Zeegers too, and I've been reading a lot on here about Boeree and Clavel. Get as many opinions as you can afford. I am preferential to Zeegers but that's just me, I haven't have...
Forum: International Assistance 09-26-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,513
Posted By nanfromsactown
Travel tips and know-how?

Hey all,

I'm waiting for Dr. Zeegers to review the updated medical stuff I mailed to him on Friday. Once that's done, I'm going to wait for my grandson to be born (our first!) and then make plans...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,603
Posted By nanfromsactown
This is very useful information, and while I...

This is very useful information, and while I haven't checked in my state of California, I'm sure the numbers are similar.

I have recently become self pay for my back injury due to settling my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 63,557
Posted By nanfromsactown
Christine, I am so, so sorry about this turn of...

Christine, I am so, so sorry about this turn of events. I wish I had an easy answer for you. I have been in similar shoes, and know how it feels to be treated this way. Do you have any recourse,...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-19-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 63,557
Posted By nanfromsactown
Christine, I am SO excited and happy for you! As...

Christine, I am SO excited and happy for you! As you know, I'm also working with Zeegers so I'm excited to find someone else who will get relief in 2011. Please keep me posted on your progress...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-28-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,707
Posted By nanfromsactown
You're right about waiting too long. I actually...

You're right about waiting too long. I actually had one of those medical tourism guys tell me that anyone would "kill" to have my MRI, but he certainly isnt a doctor (although he has an ego to match...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-26-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,707
Posted By nanfromsactown
Hi! I too have had severe back issues for over...

Hi! I too have had severe back issues for over 10 years. In my case I had all of my records and films reviewed by both Dr. Bertagnoli and Dr. Zeegers in Germany, and I have also had a consult at...
Forum: The Cutting Edge 08-23-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,331
Posted By nanfromsactown
lol, I did find it! it's very well hidden :)

lol, I did find it! it's very well hidden :)
Forum: The Cutting Edge 08-23-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,331
Posted By nanfromsactown
Where's the report?

Harrison, I feel like a real dummy. I can't find the report. I click on links and go back and forth between two forums! Help!! :bawling:

Nanci
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-08-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,702
Posted By nanfromsactown
I would have run away from that situation too! ...

I would have run away from that situation too! Do you have the means to come west? There are great guys in LA--Delamarter and Regan I've heard. I haven't seen or spoken to either one but others on...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-08-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,702
Posted By nanfromsactown
Hey Brian, great video! Question: were you able...

Hey Brian, great video! Question: were you able to do cartwheels EVER in your life? If not, I'd wait a while :laugh:

Your video gives me hope. I've waited a very long time to settle a nagging...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,702
Posted By nanfromsactown
Well, it wasn't an issue of l5s1 having an...

Well, it wasn't an issue of l5s1 having an artificial disk. It was an issue of that particular disk having too much movement when they did a two level procedure. They found that the pro-disk does...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-18-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,702
Posted By nanfromsactown
Not to confuse things, but I do want to share...

Not to confuse things, but I do want to share what I found out recently.

I had a consult with Dr. Serena Hu at UCSF. We discussed the two lumbar discs available for ADR. One is the Pro-disc, the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-14-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,291
Posted By nanfromsactown
I believe my last MRI was within the past year. ...

I believe my last MRI was within the past year. I still have disc height, but now both are bulging as opposed to just one.

I have only progressed to worse! I don't have much of a life and am...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-13-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,828
Posted By nanfromsactown
Hi Jeff! I'm sorry you've had such a...

Hi Jeff!

I'm sorry you've had such a runaround with your issues!

I have the same problems at the same levels as you. The difference I think is that I've been treating with pain management for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-13-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,291
Posted By nanfromsactown
Nanci--returning from exile

Hello again ADR community!

I want to reintroduce myself. I've been gone a while and I don't think this thread was in existence last time I was here (or else I've forgotten, a side effect of...
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