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Forum: The Big File 04-26-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,221
Posted By LBP
When I tried to return to work, I had a hard time...

When I tried to return to work, I had a hard time sitting all day, so I got a wireless mouse, keyboard and second monitor for a combination sit down desk and standing desk. I thought it would work...
Forum: Insurance Hell 03-22-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
dissappointed in Harrison

Harrison,

I have to say, I am very dissappointed in your belief that Americans do not want healthcare reform. For someone who started this website because Insurance companines were ruining our...
Forum: Insurance Hell 03-21-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
double yeah

212, 214, 215, 216 The House passes the reconciliation portion to fix the conservative dems kickbacks of the Senate bill.

Now it's time to call your Senators to let them know you want them to...
Forum: Insurance Hell 03-21-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
Yeah

214, 215, 216 the House passed the Senate bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now for some procedural issues and then we have to wait for the vote on the fixes to the Senate bill

FINALLY

no more...
Forum: The Big File 03-14-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,695
Posted By LBP
So Cal people who want healthcare reform

ALL ABOARD for Health Reform (Final March for Reform Event)
Take the last train for Health Reform on Tuesday, March 16, and join us as we march 8 blocks from Santa Fe Depot to Civic Center Plaza in...
Forum: Insurance Hell 03-14-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,259
Posted By LBP
so cal people seeking healthcare reform 3/16/10

ALL ABOARD for Health Reform (Final March for Reform Event)
Take the last train for Health Reform on Tuesday, March 16, and join us as we march 8 blocks from Santa Fe Depot to Civic Center Plaza in...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-11-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
Anthem Blue Cross

Proof that the Insurance companies (corp america) are NOT acting in our best interests!!!!!! and need to be reformed NOW

In very recent news: Anthem Blue Cross of CA is raising premiums by 39%

...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-30-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
missing the point

I feel like people who post on this website should agree on a base level that the status quo of insurance companies negatively and devastatingly control our lives by refusing to cover our ADR...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-26-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
well I have many many more trust issues with big...

well I have many many more trust issues with big corporate america insurance companies usurping our doctors and making life and death decisions about our heathcare

if it wasn't for my ability to...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-25-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
a suggestion

Well here's a no brainer we should all agree on...

send your reps a copy of the FEHB policy that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage on the ground that a drug or device is...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-24-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
I am dumbfounded that every single person who is...

I am dumbfounded that every single person who is fighting for coverage, or has fought hard for coverage, or those who had to go in to debt to pay for ADR surgery, is not contacting their...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-21-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
concerns

The main concern of the latest senate version is crappy thanks to pro lifer Senator Ben Nelson(Nebraska), the insurance prostitute Senator Joe Lieberman(Conneticut), and a weak Senate leader Harry...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-16-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
Jack, I've gained 40-50lbs because my...

Jack,

I've gained 40-50lbs because my employer provided insurance refused to pay for a necessary back surgery and I had to live 8 years in chronic pain, unable to do any meaningful exercise and...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-11-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,974
Posted By LBP
OMG, anyone and everyone who has or is fighting...

OMG, anyone and everyone who has or is fighting for insurance to cover ADR should be fighting hard to get this heath care reform bill passed hopefully with a public option.

I pratically lost a...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-12-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,161
Posted By LBP
You are the first person I've ever heard of that...

You are the first person I've ever heard of that has been denied ADR surgery with Aetna. I had a 2 level lumbar and there was no fight, no appeal, just approved immediately once I finally got them...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,687
Posted By LBP
no

Jack,
No, I have MEdicare starting in my late 30s through Social Secruity Disability. I was forced to file for disability when my employer provided insurance via COBRA refused to pay for my...
Forum: Insurance Hell 07-11-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,161
Posted By LBP
Aetna is your best US chance for ADR...

Aetna is your best US chance for ADR coverage...but make sure you're not in an HMO and you may not want the cheapest option of Aetna plans. Different plans within companies can make huge differences...
Forum: Insurance Hell 06-29-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,679
Posted By LBP
How to get active re Healthcare Reform

This is a draft -proposed letter anyone could send to your US representatives re Healthcare reform:

Dear (insert Title/name):

Any Healthcare Reform must include a new law that states once the...
Forum: The Big File 06-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,807
Posted By LBP
So Cal Physiatrist?

Can anyone recommend a physical / rehab medicine dr aka physiatrist in southern California, preferrably OC or north San Diego? I have a list of names but I'm looking for people who can personally...
Forum: The Big File 06-15-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,880
Posted By LBP
surgery in GA

Arabella,

So you live in Georgia? Have you met with Dr. Erik L. Westerlund? He was my surgeon for a 2 level lumbar ProDisc ADR. He participated in the ProDisc clinical trials when they first...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-02-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,408
Posted By LBP
yes weight bearing movement like walking or...

yes weight bearing movement like walking or ellipitcal is very good. Don't push it but bed rest is bad. It's important to keep as much core muscle strength to support your back. Just listen to...
Forum: The Big File 05-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,306
Posted By LBP
If you get this let us know how it goes. There's...

If you get this let us know how it goes. There's a big difference between exercising when you've already got good posture, and exercising while trying to undue messed up posture due to chonic pain. ...
Forum: The Big File 05-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,587
Posted By LBP
Well I do not know the two you mentioned but when...

Well I do not know the two you mentioned but when I lived in WI, I drove down to Aurora, IL, SW of Chicago and had a consult with Dr. Geisler. He's one of the Charite guys...involved in the Charite...
Forum: The Big File 01-12-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,915
Posted By LBP
surgery

one more thing...

IF your surgery is delayed for a number of hours...tell your family, significant other, or friend to go home and get some rest. You may need them more when you wake up from...
Forum: The Big File 01-12-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,915
Posted By LBP
good luck on surgery

Nairek,

I wish you best of luck.

There are a lot of things that should be on your checklist including raised toilet seats, grabbers etc. I had my surgery out of state and I stayed in a hotel...
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