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    Old 05-07-2016, 05:09 PM   #1
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    Operative report

    I just got the post op report from my two level cervical fusion. Here is an excerpt :Of note, there was near complete obliteration of the disc space with very severe arthritic changes C5-C6. C6-C7. There were arthritis changes and exuberant osteophytic changes both anteriorly and posteriorly and in the C5 C6 and C6-C7 disc space

    No wonder I was in so much pain for so long

     
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    Old 05-08-2016, 12:33 AM   #2
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    Re: Operative report

    I am very happy all is going so well! How are you feeling now?
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    Old 05-10-2016, 01:39 PM   #3
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    Re: Operative report

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    I am very happy all is going so well! How are you feeling now?
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    For the most part, I am feeling OK the neurontin has reduced the severity and frequency of spasms by my shoulder blades and into my arms. I just had an XRay today and a follow up with the surgeon on Thursday

     
    Old 05-10-2016, 03:32 PM   #4
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    Re: Operative report

    I've been having a bit of trouble with my fingers in the past week; I may have sent an unfinished reply just now. Sorry if I did!

    I was going to say that I haven't had the surgery yet ... BUT I have read that your type of pain is not uncommon at this point after surgery. So try to relax; in a few days you should hear the same from your surgeon.

    I have just seen a neurosurgeon for a second opinion. You've been there, so you understand -- Orthopedic surgeon says surgery must be done with all urgency; the neurosurgeon says there is no need for any surgery. Oh well! Crap shoot, at best! 😂😂

    Stay strong! A hug ... D

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    Old 05-10-2016, 03:44 PM   #5
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    I am having a bit of trouble with my fingers in the past week; I may have sent an unfinished reply just now. Sorry if I did!

    I was going to say that I haven't had the surgery yet ... BUT I have read that your type of pain is not uncommon at this point after surgery. So try to relax; in a few days you will see the doctor.

    I have just seen a neurosurgeon who recommended against the surgery ... You've been there, so you understand. Orthopedic surgeon says that it must be done with all urgency; the neurosurgeon says there is no need for any surgery. Oh well! Crap shoot, at best! 😂😂

    Stay strong! A hug ... D
    What reason did the neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon give you? It may be time for a third opinion

     
    Old 05-10-2016, 04:13 PM   #6
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    Re: Operative report

    The ortho looked at my MRI and noticed the cervical myelomalacia. The Neurosurgeon looked at the same MRI and didn't see the same "level" of myelomalacia.

    I am doing an electromiography of upper extremeties next Tue ... Need to bring results back to neurosurgeon for evaluation. Hopefully, it will give a reason for the issues I have been having with my hands.

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    Old 05-10-2016, 04:22 PM   #7
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    Re: Operative report

    [QUOTE=Triestina;5417293]The ortho looked at my MRI and noticed the cervical myelomalacia. The Neurosurgeon looked at the same MRI and didn't see the same "level" of myelomalacia.

    I am doing an electromiography of upper extremeties next Tue ... Need to bring results back to neurosurgeon for evaluation. Hopefully, it will give a reason for the issues I have been having with my hands.

    I went to 4 doctors. One wanted to do a 4 level laminectomy, another 2 artificial disc, another a 2 level ACDF and another, a 3 level ACDF

     
    Old 05-11-2016, 08:18 AM   #8
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    [QUOTE=roxygirl1;5417296]
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    The ortho looked at my MRI and noticed the cervical myelomalacia. The Neurosurgeon looked at the same MRI and didn't see the same "level" of myelomalacia.

    I am doing an electromiography of upper extremeties next Tue ... Need to bring results back to neurosurgeon for evaluation. Hopefully, it will give a reason for the issues I have been having with my hands.

    I went to 4 doctors. One wanted to do a 4 level laminectomy, another 2 artificial disc, another a 2 level ACDF and another, a 3 level ACDF
    I have come to the following conclusions (valid for all medical situation):
    The issue largely appears to be "school of thoughts"; in other words, doctors have "their own" way to view the same problem. This has to do with a number of different reasons, such as their educational backgrounds; surgical/medical "comfort zones"; experience; outcome of surgeries/medical procedures they have done and/or seen ... So, yes, I will go see a third doctor to see what his/her opinion is. :-) D

     
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