Questions for Surgical Consult
I have a surgical consult this month and since I don't know what the plan is, besides finding that out, what other questions should I ask. I've had surgery for other issues and it never really bothered me, however with this I concerned that I will be worse off than I already am.
Brief history - I am 50 and have been dealing with chronic pain as result of a work related injury for 29 years. Not sure which is worse - the chronic pain or the BS that work comp makes one deal with. Because of WC's delay in authorizing treatment - sometimes going without any for up to 2 years at a time - things have gotten worse to the point that I am now not able to work - had gone from FT to PT to nothing. I have 2 collapsed discs, 3 herniated discs of varying degrees, spinal stenosis from L5-L1, bone spurs compressing on nerves, numbness/pain down leg, along with neck and mid-back pain.
Thanks for any help.