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Forum: The Big File 04-05-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,795
Posted By CindyLou
Back to JJames, folks.....this is his thread,...

Back to JJames, folks.....this is his thread, after all,

First, I just want to express my sincere concerns about your current state of pain, frustration, where to turn next, etc. It can be...
Forum: The Big File 04-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,719
Posted By CindyLou
Speaking of maintenance, Rich, is there a reason...

Speaking of maintenance, Rich, is there a reason ADRSupport won't pop up as one of my "favorites" anymore? I had it programmed on my computer so I never had to log in anymore. I recently hit it as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-19-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,317
Posted By CindyLou
Hi Gary, and welcome to the community,...

Hi Gary,

and welcome to the community, albeit under dire circumstances. So much good advice already given above, and you are definitely in the right place to ask questions and receive exceptional...
Forum: The Big File 03-05-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,719
Posted By CindyLou
Our first grandbaby arrived yesterday!

Hi all,

Our first grandbaby presented herself at precisely 1:03 pm yesterday, Tullia Louise Turman, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz, 20 inches long, strawberry hair, with a twinkle in her eye. She is...
Forum: The Big File 02-13-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,548
Posted By CindyLou
lynda,, To the best of my knowledge, yes.

lynda,,

To the best of my knowledge, yes.
Forum: The Big File 02-13-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,548
Posted By CindyLou
William and Lynda, Although I have not ever...

William and Lynda,

Although I have not ever had the ablation on my lumbar area, I do get it performed on my cervical area, about once a year. I swear by it on my neck. I typically get close to a...
Forum: The Big File 02-12-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,233
Posted By CindyLou
Thanks guys. I'm pretty good actually about...

Thanks guys. I'm pretty good actually about staying on top of the pain meds, but right now I don't think they are adequate. But my pain med doc says he does not want to up them yet, because we need...
Forum: The Big File 02-05-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,233
Posted By CindyLou
Unhappy Hey Cathy, I've never heard of wearing one...

Hey Cathy,

I've never heard of wearing one permanently. The doctor didn't even mention mine, so I think I'm done. Knowing me, tho, I'll likely still wear it for maybe another month or so. Yes,...
Forum: The Big File 02-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,233
Posted By CindyLou
Had my 6 month post op appt., cat scan & x-rays

Hi everyone,

I had my 6 month (technically, it's been 7 months) follow-up for my ALIF of L6-S1 and Laminectomy yesterday. The good news first: it looks like my fusion is almost completely fused...
Forum: The Big File 01-22-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,217
Posted By CindyLou
Dr. B uses the ProDisc. I also believe that the...

Dr. B uses the ProDisc. I also believe that the pricing is non-negotiable. If anyone has heard different, I am sure they will pop in.
Forum: The Big File 01-22-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,217
Posted By CindyLou
Yes, I had to pay that diagnostic fee for Dr....

Yes, I had to pay that diagnostic fee for Dr. Bertagnoli as well. Folks have differing opinions on Stenum, no doubt. Obviously, my choice would be Bertagnoli. I was scheduled for surgery at...
Forum: The Big File 01-20-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,522
Posted By CindyLou
Yes, best of everything and here's to smooth...

Yes, best of everything and here's to smooth sailing with your surgery. Post when you can post op, especially with any questions. We're here for you.
Forum: The Big File 01-15-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,474
Posted By CindyLou
Richard, so glad you got over there ok. I can't...

Richard, so glad you got over there ok. I can't imagine that flight. Germany was rough enough. Oh, you're almost to the other side. The very best of everything with your surgery, and as soon as...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-15-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,128
Posted By CindyLou
Nairek, We'll be thinking and praying for...

Nairek,

We'll be thinking and praying for you on your big day. I hope you will be satisfied with the outcome. Most importantly, I hope you get the desired pain relief you deserve. I know how...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-14-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,128
Posted By CindyLou
Hi Nairek, Sorry about the insurance news. ...

Hi Nairek,

Sorry about the insurance news. I had my L6-S1 fused last July and don't think I feel less flexible. I have my 3 lumbar adr's above it. I have pain issues but I believe they are hip...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-13-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,314
Posted By CindyLou
Gary, welcome. I would get my hands on a copy of...

Gary, welcome. I would get my hands on a copy of The Insurance Warrior, which is a book all about appeals. Do a search here up above and some information should pop up. It is an excellent...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-12-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,945
Posted By CindyLou
Am I understanding this correct? Your insurance...

Am I understanding this correct? Your insurance would pay $25,000 for you to have 2 levels done, and you would pay out of pocket roughly $11,000? Who is doing your surgery cttom?
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-12-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,945
Posted By CindyLou
cttom, personally, I wouldn't wait for FDA...

cttom, personally, I wouldn't wait for FDA approval for a second level. That could be till the cows come home. You're fortunate that you got one level approved. Many on this board never got any...
Forum: The Big File 01-12-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,088
Posted By CindyLou
Nairek, You didn't mention what you have...

Nairek,

You didn't mention what you have done in your home environment to get ready. Do you have someone to help care for you after your discharge? Stock up on food and non-perishables, for...
Forum: The Big File 01-11-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,384
Posted By CindyLou
Mike L., nice to meet you. I am glad to hear your...

Mike L., nice to meet you. I am glad to hear your arthroscopic hip repair went so well. That's great to hear! Unfortunately, I already had that procedure done 2 years ago by the top doctor in my area...
Forum: The Big File 01-10-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,384
Posted By CindyLou
Exclamation Good luck with your upcoming ADR surgery coming...

Good luck with your upcoming ADR surgery coming up Trucklt. Yeah, the back and hip are so interrelated that it can be one long process to find the actual pain generator. And often times, you have...
Forum: The Big File 01-10-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,384
Posted By CindyLou
A bone growth stimulator that the Dr. prescribed...

A bone growth stimulator that the Dr. prescribed took into account several variables: one being, yes, given my age, 56, and second, being post-menopausal, a bone growth stimulator was definitely a...
Forum: The Big File 01-10-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,384
Posted By CindyLou
Thank-you guys for the support. I do so...

Thank-you guys for the support. I do so appreciate it. Sandy, I wear the bone growth stimulator for the fusion done at L6-S1, last 7/2/08. Honestly, I had not heard of the muscle sparing hip...
Forum: The Big File 01-08-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,384
Posted By CindyLou
Surgery date scheduled

I finally got my surgery date for total hip replacement. Friday, March 20th, down at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I didn't want to have it before the grand baby was born. If anyone out there has had...
Forum: The Big File 01-05-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,474
Posted By CindyLou
Builder, The countdown begins. You will...

Builder,

The countdown begins. You will likely find yourself going through an array of emotions in this final week and a half. Fortunately, you will be crazy busy which is a good distraction. I...
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