I'm frankly dreading it. The last time he saw me, he said that even though the stenosis was severe and there were other issues, he didn't think I needed surgery because I seemed to be doing well. Now the stenosis and other problems are worse and my symptoms are worse, so I'm thinking it will mean surgery. Not sure if I should try to get it done as quickly as possible, or try to schedule after the first of the year. Of course, they may be scheduling several weeks out anyway, so I may not have to decide. Thank you for your prayers.
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Good luck at your appt and with what ever your dr decides. The plus side to getting surgery now vs next year, as that you won't have to deal with a new deductible this year Keep us updated on how your appt goes!
I hope all goes well🌈
My prayers are with you.
I am sending you gentle vHugs and hope that your appointment goes well, greaterexp It is what it is...
I am looking forward to fixing the problem, but I don't look forward to down time and being extra work for hubby.
How long will recovery be, greaterexp ? Can you prepare ahead by preparing casseroles and freezing them? Can someone come in and assist you? I am sure that the housework can wait, correct?
Housework can always wait! I’m just going in now, so I’ll find out about it. I do have things in the freezer, but thank you for the reminder to check and add to my stash of casseroles!
Hope and 🙏 all goes well 😂
Good thoughts and prayers are being sent your .🙏🙏
Sending prayers your way!
Aww, I hope it goes well, but sorry you are going through this. 💐
Sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with you!
Does your insurance have any type of " help" for you such as meal deliveries, home health aide etc?
Stay strong and blessed...
I hope everything works out well
Okay, I was in a similar conundrum. When they did the first MRI scans for MS, they found that my C spine, C3-C5 had compressed my spinal cord by 50%. They were stunned that I was still walking, let alone breathing. And yes, they found I had MS.
I had the surgery a month later (no rush), and had those vertebrae fused with "skyline" titanium collars. Six weeks later, I had my left arm, hand, foot, and most of the leg back!
Have a Neurosurgeon do the job, forget the bone Doctors, they don't seem to understand the nuances.
By the way, God bless and keep us updated!
Thank you! Yes, I’m seeing a neurosurgeon. He seems to know his stuff and isn’t rushing toward surgery. My MRIs showed severe stenosis several months ago. The surgeon was surprised that I was doing so well then. Even though the stenosis and other problems are worse, I’m really not doing that badly, so I count my blessings!
I’m so thrilled to hear how great your outcome has been! Hurrah!
Is it causing pain problems?
I am so sorry 😐
Prayers are with you 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Ken 🐾🐾🐾🐾😉
My son had surgery for spinal stenosis many years ago, as a result of a stupid accident falling out of a tree playing frisbee. Really almost forgotten now, and fine for many years now after a long recovery back then. He was happy to have it done, and I think enjoyed the taking it easy for what seemed like a long time to us. Good luck. A good neurosurgeon can do wonders.
Praying for a positive outcome. 🙏💕
It doesn't sound pleasurable but if you don't have holiday plans due to Covid-19 and your going to be quarantined by choose have it done.
If you want to celebrate the holidays then hold off and at the same time they may have an approved vaccine for Covid-19.
What ever you choose you'll be in my thoughts.
Praying all goes well! Keep us posted.
love and many prayers and speedy recovery ....take it slow ....
I'm newly back from vacation and getting caught up. I hope in posts I have not read yet you tell how the appointment went. Even so, prayer for you and how things go or have gone.
One more thing, if you need surgery on your neck, have them come through the front, not the back of your neck! The Dr. that did mine, since I am so old and have neck wrinkles (you are way too young to worry about that, but the incision he made on the throat side of my neck was right down a wrinkle. If you look real close and ask me to see where it is, you can see it. Simply avoid the surgery through the back of the neck as there are so many muscles that have to be cut, meaning a longer recovery.
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