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Forum: The Big File 05-16-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,098
Posted By Dale S
Sorry, I don't know how to edit! We’re also...

Sorry, I don't know how to edit!

We’re also minutes from the Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak station and will be happy to pick up/drop off.

See you soon, Dale
Forum: The Big File 05-16-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,098
Posted By Dale S
Hi All... For those of you who don't know...

Hi All...

For those of you who don't know me, I had a 3 level ADR by Dr. B about 2 1/2 years ago, mostly successful but have severe nerve damage. Still, I got a lot of my life back.

I am...
Forum: The Big File 07-10-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,625
Posted By Dale S
Straubing is a very small town and most places do...

Straubing is a very small town and most places do not take credit cards. Both Mark and Peter advised using the ATM for conversion.

Don't forget to get prescriptions filled before going over...
Forum: The Big File 06-16-2006, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,442
Posted By Dale S
We're missing the boat on this one. Ins. co deny...

We're missing the boat on this one. Ins. co deny coverage because to date, no study has been done showing superior results, only equivelancy, to fusion, as required for FDA approval. We can shout...
Forum: The Big File 05-30-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,164
Posted By Dale S
Fortitudine, Yes you can. Make sure you...

Fortitudine,

Yes you can. Make sure you bring a converter for each electrical device you want to use though. We only brought one and which we had to use to charge cell phones, computers, etc. ...
Forum: The Big File 05-28-2006, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,262
Posted By Dale S
Kim, I have no intention of lodging a...

Kim,

I have no intention of lodging a complaint against Dr. R since I wouldn't him to reject future Germany patients because of me. I also don't view him as a quack, just someone who lost the art...
Forum: The Big File 05-28-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,262
Posted By Dale S
Bob, Yes, a mylogram is a valuable test. ...

Bob,

Yes, a mylogram is a valuable test. However, a consultation with Dr. B via email would have provided the knowledge, both specifically and in general, with which Dr. R was unfamiliar. If he...
Forum: The Big File 05-28-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,262
Posted By Dale S
Wow Biff, well said, I agree with most...

Wow Biff, well said,

I agree with most everything you said. Going to Germany was a financial decision, based on the fact that since ins denied coverage, the cost in Germany, including airfare,...
Forum: The Big File 05-27-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,262
Posted By Dale S
Sahuaro, You would think that the liability...

Sahuaro,

You would think that the liability is the true reason for denying care. After hearing why Dr. Regan dismissed me, I personally think it's more self serving.

It's a debatable situation...
Forum: The Big File 05-27-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,262
Posted By Dale S
Thanks for the referrals and I've already emailed...

Thanks for the referrals and I've already emailed Dan. From what I've heard, finding a doctor who will agree to follow up care is difficult. They're all pretty much only interested in their 'own'...
Forum: The Big File 05-26-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,164
Posted By Dale S
I had my ADR surgery in Bogen, Germany by Dr. B. ...

I had my ADR surgery in Bogen, Germany by Dr. B. My husband and I were accompanied by Mark ******* from Global Patient Network, who knew the ropes as to where to stay and how to get around etc. I...
Forum: The Big File 05-20-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,262
Posted By Dale S
Hi All, I'm now 7 months post-op and am...

Hi All,

I'm now 7 months post-op and am doing OK but not great. Here is a little background.

In Oct,04, I saw Dr. Delamarter in Santa Monica. Long story short, after waiting 7 months for a...
Forum: The Big File 04-22-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,416
Posted By Dale S
Yes, by all means, bill your doctor for any wait...

Yes, by all means, bill your doctor for any wait time longer than 1/2 hour. Anything more than that, other than for emergency purposes, shows a contempt for his patients who should have been...
Forum: The Big File 04-04-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,639
Posted By Dale S
Hi Karen, I sympathize with your plight. We...

Hi Karen,

I sympathize with your plight. We generally make the decision to go forward when so dissatisfied either with living in pain all the time or having no life, that living like that is...
Forum: The Big File 04-04-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,167
Posted By Dale S
Hi Kathy, I'm almost 6 months post-op and my...

Hi Kathy,

I'm almost 6 months post-op and my 3 level with Dr. B plus a discogram and a 9 day hospital stay cost 37000 Euro, about $45,000. With business class airfare, hotels, food and Mark...
Forum: The Big File 04-04-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,641
Posted By Dale S
Hi Dina, Congratulations! So many of us...

Hi Dina,

Congratulations! So many of us give up the fight because it's so draining. We tend to want to leave something for the surgery itself and get so tired of the fight. It's good to know...
Forum: The Big File 03-25-2006, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,747
Posted By Dale S
Hi Lee, You should also not mention any...

Hi Lee,

You should also not mention any previous back conditions or injuries. If an award is offered, previous existing conditions will more than likely be deducted. If you've had a twinge every...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-25-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,035
Posted By Dale S
Welcome Anna, I'm so sorry for your pain and...

Welcome Anna,

I'm so sorry for your pain and having once had 3 8 month olds, I can't imagine how your coping. Aside for the valuable information you'll find here on this forum, you'll also find...
Forum: The Big File 03-25-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,123
Posted By Dale S
Try mattress.com. I got free shipping and a...

Try mattress.com. I got free shipping and a discount price (don't recall sales tax). Call on the phone and lowball them 'what you remember your friend telling you what they got it for... and so...
Forum: The Big File 03-22-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,726
Posted By Dale S
Mariaa, Asking you to forfeit all future...

Mariaa,

Asking you to forfeit all future medical benefits if you don't go along with 'their' recommendations when you're in pain, is clearly blackmail, coercion and intimidation. You would be...
Forum: The Big File 03-18-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,726
Posted By Dale S
Mariaa, Before my 3 level, Dr. B, Dr. Regan...

Mariaa,

Before my 3 level, Dr. B, Dr. Regan and Dr. Delamarter all agreed that S1/L5 was too narrow for an adr.

Dr. B ultimately did the adr instead of a fusion and I had and still have...
Forum: The Big File 03-18-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 47,055
Posted By Dale S
Couldn't get on for the last 2 days and most of...

Couldn't get on for the last 2 days and most of today. What's this I hear about Chippendale's? I'm always up for improvements but... I'm all for it!
Forum: The Big File 03-15-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,422
Posted By Dale S
tmont, My experience in Bogen and Straubing...

tmont,

My experience in Bogen and Straubing with Dr. B and his staff couldn't have been better. Never once did anyone tell me that they were the 'doctor' despite my refusal for a blood...
Forum: The Big File 03-13-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,957
Posted By Dale S
Kim, I got mine on Ebay after trying it out...

Kim,

I got mine on Ebay after trying it out at the Relax the Back store. Mine's electric and I love it. I bought it to specifically sell after healing but... we'll see.

Dale
Forum: The Big File 03-11-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,568
Posted By Dale S
Apache, Please let me add my welcome to this...

Apache,

Please let me add my welcome to this forum.

In my adr research, I discovered that fusion can be the cause for future degeneration of adjacent discs which bear the burden of the fused...
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