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Old 04-22-2016, 04:28 AM
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When I went to Spain in 2014, I told my bank (chase) that I was going for surgery, not vacation, they wired the money for free. Thanks obumacare. I also asked Yolanda about a driver. They have a service that uses Mercedes and are very helpful. This is a must, as it receives the stress of getting to the apps., traffic, etc. The added fee is definitely worth it, not matter where you go. You will have enough to worry about.
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7/14 RFA on L3 to L5 (awake, local only)
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:27 AM
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OK, made it to Bogen. Three-level ADR surgery yesterday. So far, so good. Level 8 distraction pain. A bit of sciatica when I straighten my legs. Drank a whole pot of tea.

Happened pretty quickly because the Prof. Dr. had a cancellation and we flew standby with no problems.
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:14 AM
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