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Old 09-11-2005, 03:52 AM
Cat-mt Cat-mt is offline
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Hello All,

I have an appointment with the Dr. who is going to be doing my ADR. I'm making a list of questions to ask him, at my first appointment. What I'm looking for is questions that I might not think to ask. I will be going to Madigan Army Hospital near Seattle, I leave here on the 21st and return on the 25th. My mom and dad just happen to be here in Montana visiting, and my mom is going to go with me and we are looking for some things to do and places to eat while we are in Seattle. Thanks in advance.

Lumbar pain after 2 MVA's Numerous blocks and epidur's 2 discograms IDET July 2003 L4/L5 & L5/S1.
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:15 AM
Alastair Alastair is offline
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Hi Cathy,
well if you've been reading these pages then you should know that recent correspondence from me has been that you really should be in hospital for two to three days at least to let your bowel recover following ADR. Ask the doctor how long you will be in hospital because this is one of the recommendations by Dr Regan and the other top spine specialists.

I would point you to the FAQs for pre-and post-surgery hints and tips -- -- -- there's a whole heap of stuff in there
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:21 AM
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Cathy, you may have seen these resources on the main site:

Professional Articles, which include Q & A columns I did with doctors, as well as the Depuy paper on the Charite' surgical procedure:

Pre-op considerations:

Post-op Recovery, including a paper I wrote to help you think about recovery stuff:

Hope this helps...there's a lot there!
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