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Old 02-22-2011, 10:08 PM
annapurna annapurna is offline
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Don't worry about the scarring. Laura got her first x-ray for her L5S1 problem and talked through it with our local doc years ago. The conversation went something along the lins of "that's l5s1 and you can see that it isn't too bad yet and that's your gall stone that needs to come out as soon as possible, when could you meet with a surgeon for that?" Sometimes finds aren't clinically important because the radiologist doesn't know anything abut the rest of your medical condition, sometimes they are important and early detection can head things off while they're easy to treat. I'm prostate cancer-free because of lucky detection with a PSA test done when I was 37, better than 10 years earlier than most docs do them.
Laura - L5S1 Charitee
C5/6 and 6/7 Prodisc C
Facet problems L4-S1
Knee, Shoulder, Toe, Finger, Elbow Problems

Jim - no spine problem but lots of other fun medical challenges

"There are many Annapurnas in the lives of men" Maurice Herzog
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