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Hi,
I am scheduled for a revision surgery on 2/25/2004. Acdf c5-6-7 revision and a new acdf c4-5 with possbible c3-4 involved. The Doctors office called today with my pre admission testing date etc. for th 19th. I will also be fitted for a "hard" collar" and I have to attend a mandatory cervical spine class at the hosp. After I hung up the phone I started crying thinking I cannot do this!!!! I have had several surgeries in the past and I am not afriad of hospitals. This particular surgery is just scaring the hell out of me. If there is anyone that has had a revision surgery (taking out the old plate and hardwear, and installing new longer one) please repsond. I need to talk to someone to try and calm me down. I know if I cancel the surgery it will only get worse and possible permanent nerve damage can occur but...... I just dont want to go through this!!!
Thanks
Lori
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LAMINECTOMY L4-5 2/2001
ACDF C5-6-7 WITH OWN BONE 10/2002
POST. LAMI-FORAMINOTOMY-CORPECTOMY C6-7 6/2003
STAPH INFECT. 7/4-7/9/2003

10/2003 NEUROGENIC BLADDER FLOMAX 4MG

11/2003 NODULES ON VOCALS CORDS FROM BEING INTUBATED. ALWAYS HAVE A HOARSE VOICE, FORMER SINGER, ARD FROM STRESS-NEXIUM 40MG, CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY C5-6-7- ARM PAIN

UPCOMING SURGERIES:
2/25/2004 REVISION ACDF C5-6-7 WITH INTERBODY CAGES, NEW ACDF C4-5
DEVELOPMENTAL STENOSIS C3-4, SEVERE STENOSIS C4-5, NON-FUSION AT C7.

L3-S1 ADR ???? 2004-2005
DDD, BLACK DISCS, SCIATICA, RADICULOPATHY L3-4-5 S1

DIAGIONSED WITH 2 LEAKY HEART VALVES. HIGH CHOLESTROL- PRAVACHOL 40MG