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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-11-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,251
Posted By Jessica
looks and sounds like my MRI report

The image and description are almost identical to mine were pre-adr. I am very glad I had the surgery and would do it again. Just be as sure as you can that the symptoms are coming from that level...
Forum: The Big File 05-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,399
Posted By Jessica
Best wishes

I want to wish you the best with your surgery. I hope that it solves your symptoms and your life turns around. I had an impinged and displaced spinal cord with symptoms on the entire right side of my...
Forum: The Big File 05-16-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,912
Posted By Jessica
I am sorry to hear of your pain. Every doctor is...

I am sorry to hear of your pain. Every doctor is different, but here are some things that I have learned over the years. I did find that enduring the pain without meds, made them think that my pain...
Forum: The Big File 04-13-2009, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,495
Posted By Jessica
Hang in there

I have been through the waiting and the "you need to try Pt". Luckily for me I had a wonderful PT that told the doctor "no way". I, too, worked part time and was flat on my back the rest of the time....
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,392
Posted By Jessica
Delamarter has done 3 level Cervical

Hello Alex,
I know that Dr. Delamarter has done 3 level cervical in Santa Monica. The website is www.laspineinstitute.com. I have met with him and he has offered to do a 2nd level for me (I already...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-13-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,715
Posted By Jessica
discogram

My advice - I would not have surgery without a discogram first. My MRI showed no bulge on C6/C7, yet it turns out that C6/7 is torn and was/still is causing more of my radicular pain than the C5/6...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,835
Posted By Jessica
Kaiser single level - 2nd ADR

Hello,
I had a single ADR C5/C6 in Germany and now need C6/C7. It is not failing because of the first surgery, I have needed it all along. Kaiser is willing to do my C6/C7 Prodisc next to my C5/C6...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-22-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,725
Posted By Jessica
I have heard this from Kaiser Surgeons over the...

I have heard this from Kaiser Surgeons over the last few years.

In May 2006, I was told that Kaiser was "referring people to outside Dr's for Lumbar ADR, not for cervical yet".

In March 2007, I...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-12-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,858
Posted By Jessica
Susan - No advice, sorry - just letting you...

Susan -

No advice, sorry - just letting you know we are all rooting for you!
Forum: The Big File 07-10-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,284
Posted By Jessica
I am very familiar of how you feel right now. I...

I am very familiar of how you feel right now. I have read all of your posts and this would be my advice. Have as many tests as possible and get at least two opinions, three would be better. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-26-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,421
Posted By Jessica
Welcome and Congratulations on you surgery Mark...

Welcome and Congratulations on you surgery Mark and Amber. I hope that your life becomes everything you are hoping. Slow and steady wins the race!
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-26-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,354
Posted By Jessica
Billy, I am sorry I missed your question about...

Billy,
I am sorry I missed your question about disc choice. I did not choose the prodisc. I chose the surgeon and he is very "pro" Prodisc, though he occasionally uses other models for some...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-21-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,354
Posted By Jessica
Welcome Billy. We are both glad to have you...

Welcome Billy. We are both glad to have you aboard and sorry for you circumstance that brings you here. Whatever you decide - I wish you the best.

I know exactly how you are feeling. Many of us...
Forum: The Big File 06-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,155
Posted By Jessica
Sara, Of course it is impossible for us to give...

Sara,
Of course it is impossible for us to give you medical advice. If it were me, I would stop taking them for the month. I have been on and off birth control several times and never had any...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-07-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,662
Posted By Jessica
I had my C5/C6 prodisc in Germany in July 2006....

I had my C5/C6 prodisc in Germany in July 2006. The only negative thing I can say at this point is that it is difficult to get imaging done now, due to the metal.

When I was researching ADR...
Forum: The Big File 05-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,208
Posted By Jessica
It is scary enough to plan these overseas...

It is scary enough to plan these overseas surgeries without bad rumors adding to the stress of it all. I am sorry that you are going through this. Which doctor are you scheduled with and what...
Forum: The Big File 07-03-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By Jessica
I am sorry to tell you that I had the same...

I am sorry to tell you that I had the same accident and alot of the same symptoms. My C5/C6 herniated severely from being rear ended. I know that whiplash can create some of the same symptoms, but I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-30-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,904
Posted By Jessica
Welcome! I am glad that you do not have to have...

Welcome! I am glad that you do not have to have surgery yet. The longer we can wait, the more options will be available.

I was wondering if you could elaborate on the "spinal cord stimulator". How...
Forum: The Big File 06-23-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,533
Posted By Jessica
I have also been directed by Pro-Spine to take a...

I have also been directed by Pro-Spine to take a large dose (480 mg of Clendomycin) before any dental work, for the rest of my life. My dentist is in full agreement.
Forum: The Big File 06-21-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,203
Posted By Jessica
I am so excited for you. An option, it at least...

I am so excited for you. An option, it at least brings back hope. I think you should definetely try and collect on an appeal with Blue Cross.

I know you are not going to shop around in your...
Forum: The Big File 05-29-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,345
Posted By Jessica
There are two ongoing discussions that may answer...

There are two ongoing discussions that may answer alot of questions for you. See "Do it again or not", in this forum and "Cervical ADR - whats the verdict?", in the Arthoplasty Central Forum.
Forum: The Big File 05-29-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,607
Posted By Jessica
As I understand it, removal of the bulged disc,...

As I understand it, removal of the bulged disc, and possibly some spurs, should relieve the cord compression. The nerve compression can be more complex to relieve. It could be from the strain on the...
Forum: Insurance Hell 05-20-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 28,174
Posted By Jessica
Hi Meg, There is a toll free number for...

Hi Meg,
There is a toll free number for reimbursement support on the prodisc website. 1-866-223-0508 . There are also several forms and guides for doctors and patients.
...
Forum: The Big File 05-16-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,607
Posted By Jessica
Hello PDiddy, As I understand it, the wrist...

Hello PDiddy,
As I understand it, the wrist pain could come from nerve compression or cord compression. I was told that if the symptoms match the compromised level, it is more likely nerve...
Forum: The Big File 05-16-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,530
Posted By Jessica
Welcome Louise, You should certainly check back...

Welcome Louise,
You should certainly check back with your doctor. I thought I would share my returning nerve pain experience to possible ease your mind a bit.

At 3 months post op, my nerve pain...
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