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Forum: The Big File 08-31-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,791
Posted By Nairek
The Rainbow Bridge poem. I had someone send that...

The Rainbow Bridge poem. I had someone send that to me when I had to put my precious Beagle, Peanut, to sleep in February. I still can't finish reading that poem without crying.

I am sorry to...
Forum: The Big File 04-27-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,554
Posted By Nairek
Thank you both for the birthday wishes! When I...

Thank you both for the birthday wishes! When I woke up that morning to get ready for work, I wanted to just take the day off from both of my jobs & enjoy the day. Sadly I didn't & wish I had.

One...
Forum: The Big File 04-22-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,322
Posted By Nairek
I have to agree with Annapurna. After I had my...

I have to agree with Annapurna. After I had my spinal fusion, I was told to use my cane as little as possible that way I wouldn't depend on it so much. I do use a cane, but only if I am going to do a...
Forum: The Big File 04-22-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,554
Posted By Nairek
Smile Another year older.....

So I hit the big 35 today. For the first time in a very long time, it's nice to not feel like I'm 85!

While I'm not totally pain free, it is an absolute blessing to have a great deal of my pain be...
Forum: The Big File 04-15-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,970
Posted By Nairek
Allan, Thank you so much for the info. I...

Allan,

Thank you so much for the info. I really appreciate it!

K
Forum: The Big File 04-15-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,970
Posted By Nairek
Question RSD/CRPS Anyone?

I was wondering if anyone here was diagnosed as having Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome?

My pain mgmt. doc thinks I may be suffering from this since I have been dealing...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-15-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,731
Posted By Nairek
Smile Hello

Hello Gary,

First off, welcome to the forum! You will find a wealth of information here which may help you in your decision to have surgery or not.

Members on this forum are very supportive...
Forum: The Big File 02-12-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,278
Posted By Nairek
Post From Article Library - Son seeks answers

What an incredibly sad story. Before I had my surgery, I was warned of just about all of the risks that I faced, including death. I even had to sign a piece of paper stating that I knew what the...
Forum: The Big File 02-01-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,446
Posted By Nairek
Smile Surgery Blog Up

I finally posted my surgery blog for those who are interested in reading it. It's a good read for those who also need to fall asleep quickly! :)
Forum: The Big File 01-27-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,446
Posted By Nairek
Red face Finally Home!

Thank you everyone for your warm wishes. I really means a lot to me!

Well, I'm finally home after spending 6 days in the hospital. It was a bit more than I expected & I had some pretty scary...
Forum: The Big File 01-19-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,446
Posted By Nairek
Post See You On The Other Side

Surgery is at 7:30 am tomorrow. Gonna be tough but we'll get thru it. See you on the other side.....
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-15-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,747
Posted By Nairek
Toebin, Thank you for your reply. I haven't...

Toebin,

Thank you for your reply. I haven't replied to posts as much as I wanted to since sitting is a bit of an issue for me lately.

It's interesting that you have more motion at your fused...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,747
Posted By Nairek
CindyLou, Thanks for the shoulder to cry on....

CindyLou,

Thanks for the shoulder to cry on. I'm just so angry & upset about the whole situation. I feel like a fool for thinking that his insurance would possibly pay for the ADR surgery.

Wow!...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-14-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,747
Posted By Nairek
Unhappy Beaten By The Insurance Company.....Again

Well, I have been beaten my insurance company yet again. Looks like I will be forced into getting a fusion at L5/S1 after all.

We had hoped that my husband's insurance company might pay for ADR...
Forum: The Big File 01-12-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,915
Posted By Nairek
keziah, I'm hoping that I'll have an answer...

keziah,

I'm hoping that I'll have an answer this week. I'll be following up with my doctor's office today or tomorrow to see if they have heard anything.

How are you feeling since your disc...
Forum: The Big File 01-11-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,915
Posted By Nairek
Only 9 days until surgery....Eeeeek!

After many tests & train rides down to NYC, I am scheduled for ADR surgery on January 20th. As each day winds down & I get closer to the big day, I get more & more nervous.

I'm still unsure as to...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-11-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,947
Posted By Nairek
Sandy, When my husband had open enrollment...

Sandy,

When my husband had open enrollment with his health insurance, I contacted the companies that we had to choose from. Both said that I gave them billable codes but neither could say if they...
Forum: The Big File 01-09-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,926
Posted By Nairek
Hi everyone, Sorry I didn't get back to you...

Hi everyone,

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I never received an e-mail stating there were responses to this thread. Odd.

Kimmers,

You are absolutely correct. It is hard to make the...
Forum: The Big File 01-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,926
Posted By Nairek
Phylly, I finally decided to go and see Dr....

Phylly,

I finally decided to go and see Dr. Bitan to get a final opinion from him. I figured if anyone could tell me for sure if I was a candidate, it would be him. Plus, he has done over 700 ADR...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-04-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By Nairek
Yeah, leave it to me to have an interesting life....

Yeah, leave it to me to have an interesting life.

Originally, it was hoped that I would have the facet block done before my pre-surgical testing on 1/8. Problem was, the pain mgmt. doc only had an...
Forum: The Big File 01-03-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,926
Posted By Nairek
Hi Toebin, Thank you for the welcome back! ...

Hi Toebin,

Thank you for the welcome back!

I have a facet block scheduled for Monday, Jan. 5th. Depending on the result of the block, that will determine if I have a fusion or ADR at L5/S1.
...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By Nairek
Surgery Date Set, But Will Insurance Pay?

So, after having an SI joint injection and a 3rd, yes a 3rd discogram, I have made a decision with regard to surgery.

The SI joint injection was a diagnostic injection of numbing medication & was...
Forum: The Big File 01-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,926
Posted By Nairek
Blast the SI Joint!

Rich,

Indeed, the Sacroillitis Diagnosis was a surprise to me as well. To this day, NO ONE has ever said anything to me about it.

When I went for my 2nd surgical opinion at Beth Israel, the...
Forum: The Big File 01-03-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,926
Posted By Nairek
Unhappy Some Background Info

I have to say, I was a bit put off with your remark regarding my pain status.

Each person experiences pain differently. What one person may consider excruciating, another can consider it painful...
Forum: The Big File 01-02-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,019
Posted By Nairek
Terry, I am saddened to hear that you are...

Terry,

I am saddened to hear that you are leaving the forum. I know that I don't sign in as often as I should on the forum, but I have always appreciated your input as well as positive thoughts...
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