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Forum: New Member Introductions 04-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,567
Posted By Maddie
Hey Optimistic, my mailbox has room now. ;-)

I finally got logged back in to this site after getting a message that you sent a note but my mailbox was full. :o. Please try again and I'll give you my private email...I think I have room for two...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-12-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,031
Posted By Maddie
Yes, I can highly recommend having everything...

Yes, I can highly recommend having everything done at once. I can't imagine putting my body through two sessions of anesthetic if it isn't absolutely necessary, and while I had three incisions, only...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-29-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,003
Posted By Maddie
Wish we could force doctors like this into...

Wish we could force doctors like this into retirement. The scarey part is that for many patients, this is the only type of doctor they see, and then go on to suffer in silence because their 'expert'...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-28-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,003
Posted By Maddie
I can highly recommend Dr. Luiz Pimenta from...

I can highly recommend Dr. Luiz Pimenta from Brazil (although he does work in the US & Mexico as well I think) He has an address in San Diego which is where I sent my images.

I went through...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-26-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 54,596
Posted By Maddie
Has there been some sort of poll to see if this...

Has there been some sort of poll to see if this is true of just ProDisc or does it apply to many other ADs?

I had the Nuvasive NeoDisc put in just over a year ago in Brazil. It was not approved...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 08-23-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,376
Posted By Maddie
So very sorry to hear of your loss. I've got a...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. I've got a houseful of critters, but there are always the very special ones as you describe.

Not only do they help us through grief, but they can grieve...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-09-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,865
Posted By Maddie
Sometimes it takes a while to get a response from...

Sometimes it takes a while to get a response from Dr. Pimenta....he travels a lot I think. My first MRI went missing and I sent a second to his San Diego address. I can PM the address if you want...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-09-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,865
Posted By Maddie
Hi Joell, I have to run for a bit, but just...

Hi Joell,

I have to run for a bit, but just to let you know that the cost of my surgery in Brazil with one of the very top surgeons in the world was $10-$15K less than going to Germany. Just a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-09-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,608
Posted By Maddie
I had both lumbar and cervical levels done in...

I had both lumbar and cervical levels done in March, 2010. Because of severe metal allergies that I discovered last fall, I couldn't have conventional ADR or fusion materials...none were available...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-09-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,865
Posted By Maddie
I've run the gamut with almost every surgeon in...

I've run the gamut with almost every surgeon in Ontario over the past five years and posted my story in a couple of forums. Give up on Gurr...I had no use for him. There isn't a surgeon in this...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-28-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,622
Posted By Maddie
Oh, forgot to add that all of my neurological...

Oh, forgot to add that all of my neurological problems have disappeared :D So there is hope, even if you are told otherwise.
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-28-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,622
Posted By Maddie
Scott, I'm pleased to see that you had a good...

Scott, I'm pleased to see that you had a good visit with Dr. Bitan. I also saw him a year ago April for a badly compressed C5/6, with moderate compression at C4/5.

I also had severe lumbar...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-02-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,747
Posted By Maddie
rich, it helps to highlight and copy your...

rich, it helps to highlight and copy your message before doing anything else. That way it is saved if things go wrong. It only took me half a dozen tries to realize this :o
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-12-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,221
Posted By Maddie
I have been begging for the past three years to...

I have been begging for the past three years to get ADR, but can't find a doctor who can do it here. If I had one that said he could, and had a great reputation, I would have been in there...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-05-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,680
Posted By Maddie
Hi suebee, Has anyone sent you a private message...

Hi suebee, Has anyone sent you a private message about Stenum hospital? Or Dr. Bertagnoli? Both are excellent and I know at least a dozen Stenum patients personally and at least two years after...
Forum: The Big File 10-23-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,071
Posted By Maddie
I had an approximate price of $140,000 for five...

I had an approximate price of $140,000 for five level hybrid surgery in the East. That was for a combination of ADR & fusion at two C levels, and the same (one ADR plus two fusion) in the L3-S1...
Forum: The Big File 10-18-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,475
Posted By Maddie
Jack, thanks for this reminder. Unfortunately...

Jack, thanks for this reminder. Unfortunately it's my husband who needs to have some stress lifted more than I do. He has taken the news of my surgical cancellation very hard. After over three...
Forum: The Big File 10-10-2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,475
Posted By Maddie
Follow up

I finally had a brain scan-MRI- done a few weeks ago, and haven't had a phone call in the middle of the night saying to come in to the neurologist yet :look: So I assume all is well, although I'll...
Forum: The Big File 08-12-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,878
Posted By Maddie
Dear Cathy, I have to admit that I have not...

Dear Cathy,

I have to admit that I have not been brave enough to open your thread, even to pass on my condolences. You see, I lost my little terrier almost three years ago, and even though I have...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 08-08-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,198
Posted By Maddie
Nuts, I contacted the Canadian rep and she would...

Nuts, I contacted the Canadian rep and she would not give me any information, in case she was perceived as 'promoting' their product. I harassed her a bit, explaining that I was trying to save some...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 08-05-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,198
Posted By Maddie
Hi Mark, I contacted the Medtronic agent and...

Hi Mark,

I contacted the Medtronic agent and she said that she can't give me any information about the Maverick disc as it isn't approved in the States, but she's trying to find a Canadian agent...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 07-27-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,198
Posted By Maddie
trkdoc, do you know where I can find out whether...

trkdoc, do you know where I can find out whether the Maverick disc has nickel in it? I am highly allergic and there is a chance that I will have two of them inserted. Thanks.
Forum: The Big File 06-14-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,372
Posted By Maddie
The only time I have had nightmares is when I...

The only time I have had nightmares is when I took amytriptyline (sp?) for pain. It used to be used as an antidepressant way back when or even still...I'm not sure.

My PM doctor was experimenting...
Forum: The Big File 05-29-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,472
Posted By Maddie
Prayers on their way, Mark. For some, the...

Prayers on their way, Mark.

For some, the injections work amazingly well. For me, the first two worked only marginally, and then the next bunch not at all. I should have stopped trying much...
Forum: Insurance Hell 05-21-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,595
Posted By Maddie
I was given a price of ~$140,000 for five levels,...

I was given a price of ~$140,000 for five levels, involving the cervical and the lumbar, both fusion and ADR. And that was what they would be charging the insurance, whatever that means. This was...
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