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Old 10-07-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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just went to doctor, some interesting views

hey there
just thought i would post this so maybe someone can get some info from it as well as maybe comment.

Just went to the "walk in" doctor, I had a appointment at 3pm and of course they made me sit in the hard plastic chair till 3:30
Told the doctor my story (had herniation L4/5, had endoscopic discectomy, didnt work, shot of embrel (made me worse), felt really good for a year for APPARENT REASON,)

this is just a general doctor i dont have anyone here yet

and now, I think I re-herniated.

she did the foot tests, banging the knee's etc etc
all good

she said that since surgery didnt work before and I am a cash patient that its probably my best bet to wait.

as in, i got 2 surgerys on the same disc and I didnt feel better

and even though i felt better 2 years later, it wasnt the surgery, surgery doesnt take a year to "take effect"

she told me not to walk, she told me the exact hundreds lbs of pressure is places on the spine just standing and walking is very irritating, she said "swim"......she said "swim" about 5 times in our conversation

I am going to get an X-RAY (to see if i have had an latent artheritis just waiting to be aggravated...or WAS aggravated)

and MRI to see "the obvious"

in will bet you dollars to donuts, I have re-herniated

and i think time is what healed me before

thats all i can grab on to

she prescribed me 7.5 hydrocodone and 10 flexeril

and told me to wait a couple of months

she also asked if when i was better, if i exercised, i told her no

i felt so blessed that I didnt change a thing as not to jinx it

in hindsite I should have

so thats my update..

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Old 10-07-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: just went to doctor, some interesting views

well im glad you saw a doctor but im sorry she said do not walk. hopefully your going to follow rules. im just wondering if not allowed to walk are you going to have to use wheelchair? also id like to ask what do you mean 100 pounds of pressure? that may sound like a stupid question but inlighten me.
i undrstand our back supports our weight as well as our legs but how does she derive 111lbs from that? any way i hope you feel better and have you tried to get insurance thru the state? they will help.

Old 10-07-2004, 06:18 PM   #3
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Re: just went to doctor, some interesting views

the doctor was trying to illustrate that there is alot of pressure on the disc by walking.

I think I mis quoted by saying "hundreds of pounds" perhaps she said "dozens"

as opposed to the low impact of water exercise.

maybe she was taking into account that I was still in alot of pain after 5 weeks..

i really dont know

you know how doc's are, every single one, has a different story

as far as insurance is concerned, I am going to call the soc sec office and ask

I was under the impression i dont qualify for CMS or medical and medicade

not sure

who do i ask?

or does anyone here have the info?


Old 10-07-2004, 06:22 PM   #4
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Re: just went to doctor, some interesting views

ask for temperay assistance or temparary medical assistance. or go to your local oh i cant remember the name. the place you can go and get shots for free. i went blank.
also go to social and they will help with your questions.
if i remember that name ill post back.

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