My Neurosurgeon appointment...

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Well....Last friday I finally got to see the Neurosurgeon...It feels like months that i had to wait for it!!!!!!

I was very uptight and nervous the day before and hardly slept that night....I had all these different scenarios running thru my head..... :huh: I tried to relax and not get myself stressed out, but it just didn't work..... :monster:

Anyway....As soon as i walked into his office with my hubby, I felt relieved...he was very kind and lovely to me.... :doctor: He looked at my recent MRI and called me over to explain what he could see on them....Nobody has ever explained them to me in such detail and pointed out where the problems were and why!!!!! He did some reflex tests on me and told me that i have no reflex in my right arm, which i didn't know about!!!

To cut a long story short, he has told me that he can help me with surgery if thats what i choose to do!!!!!!!!!:cheers: :ok: :wow: :cheerup: The surgery they will be doing is Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion..... I have 2 bulging discs that will be removed....

My hubby and I had already discussed this prior to going to the appointment as we had done a lot of research on the surgeries available for CS.... He asked if we wanted to go away and think about it, but we told him we had already decided that if surgery was an option for me, I would have it done!!!!! I have weighed up all the pros and cons for me and I feel this is the right decision for ME. I know there are some of you who don't agree with the surgery or feel the risks are too high but this is MY decision to make....(No offence intended to anyone, ok..... :D ) I write that in here due to the PM i have received from a forum member telling me NOT to have the surgery, but it is a decision i have to make that I feel is right for me....

Anyway....I was a bit overwhelmed at the appointment once he told me i was able to have surgery and I forgot to get my notebook out and ask him the questions i had written down..... :erm: :yikes: He did go into to detail with us about what the surgery involves, but i still have more questions, so I will be making another appointment with him again soon.... :roll:

Now we just have to wait for my Workcovers approval (I have spoken to them about this and they are pretty sure it will all be approved) which will probably take 6 weeks or so...then i will be booked into the Hospital..... :cracker: :diva: :nahnah:

I know I have a bumpy road ahead of me, but at least now I can see some light at the end of the tunnel..... :wow:

Aunty Em...I would love to hear some more feedback from your surgery and anyone else that has had or having the surgery......

Love Jas..xx.. :wings:

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    Oh Jassy sad I'm soooo sorry you had a rude neurosurgeon, there is no excuse for bad manners is there? The git :evil: of course everything is crossed for you, best of luck sweetheart.

    Take care

    Emxx :D

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    [quote:c44a95dced=\"Flutterbye\"]Thanks, Aunty Em..... :hug:

    Im not having a good day pain wise and emotionally..... sad[/quote:c44a95dced]

    Jassy, sad

    Sending you loads of Mancunian hugs 'n' wishes for some respite soon.

    Take Care

    Emxx smile

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    Thanks Aunty Em..... :D

    Well...TODAY is the day i will find out if my surgery will be approved by Workcover..they called me yesterday to say they had the Nasty Neuro's report and would call me with their decision by 4pm today...I is now 10.30am here......and tis strange, but i am feeling VERY calm and happy today....not usually what i am like if i am waiting for something.... :roll: :wink:

    I just feel like it will all be ok....Boy this is a good feeling!!!!! :D

    I will keep you all posted....

    Love Jas..xx.. :wings:

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    well by now you must have your results, so i hope you have the results you wanted. i get mine in two weeks, hopefully but they are only for my shoulder. i go to see my neurosurgeon in 3/4 weeks. let me know how you got on with the nasty man lol. bye for now love xx chris
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    [quote:a03c620ea8=\"Aunty Em\"]Hiya Jassy, :D

    What is becomming very clear is that there is more than one or two problems with CS.

    Your op is totally different to mine. your op wll take place via the front method, mine was done from the back, in the middle of my neck approx 1\" into my hairline and 6-7\" downwards. It isn't noticable anymore, according to my hubby, I've never actually seen it.

    My op is called a multi-level laminectomy.

    It has taken a loooooong time to get to this point, but I'm feeling flippin brilliant!! I'm off the Ami and Diclofenac, I can manage the pain with OTC para's etc. I now class myself as a CS sufferer as opposed to a CS sufferer with stenosis and myelopathy.

    These operations are not offered lightly and indeed avoided if neccessary. so listening to your Neuro advice and not others is the way to go :wink:

    Good Luck Jassy

    Emxx :D :wink:[/quote:a03c620ea8]

    I waited over 10 months for my appointment

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    well you wont believe this everyone, i missed my appointment with the neurosurgeon. why i dont know but i had it in my head that it was 4pm and it wasnt it was 10.40 am, silly me, i was being discharged for not turning up but i have been given a repreive and a second appointment is being sent out to me, how small did i feel when i got to the hospital.so will be sent another just not sure how long it will take, but it is my own fault, i will check more closely this time. bye for now chris xxx
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    [quote:c0cefce4c3=\"chris215a\"]well you wont believe this everyone, i missed my appointment with the neurosurgeon. why i dont know but i had it in my head that it was 4pm and it wasnt it was 10.40 am, silly me, i was being discharged for not turning up but i have been given a repreive and a second appointment is being sent out to me, how small did i feel when i got to the hospital.so will be sent another just not sure how long it will take, but it is my own fault, i will check more closely this time. bye for now chris xxx[/quote:c0cefce4c3]

    Hiya Chris,

    Sorry to hear this sad hope you get an appointment asap. I blame this da*n pain for forgetting things, I have to write everthing down now :evil:

    Hope you are doing ok?

    Emxx :D

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    wellhello there, nice to see you on here again. i have such a lousy memory, i blame my thyroid for that its a good excuse and i am sticking to it ha ha. i dont think my appointmentwill be as quick as the last one and i dont get to see anyone about my shoulder until i have had my app with the neurosurgeon. so how are you doing, i assume you have been suffering as you havent been on for a while. hope to hear from you soon, chris xxxx
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    [quote:815bb149c9=\"chris215a\"]wellhello there, nice to see you on here again. i have such a lousy memory, i blame my thyroid for that its a good excuse and i am sticking to it ha ha. i dont think my appointmentwill be as quick as the last one and i dont get to see anyone about my shoulder until i have had my app with the neurosurgeon. so how are you doing, i assume you have been suffering as you havent been on for a while. hope to hear from you soon, chris xxxx[/quote:815bb149c9]

    Hiya Chris :D

    I'm ok, no point in moaning, gotta git on with it, I just kick the cat every now and again (I'm joking!!) :D

    Hope you get that date soon, let us all know and we'll put reminders up here for you, sorry my sense of humour is very thin today smile

    Wondering how Jassy's getting on?

    Has anything settled down for you yet Chris?? Hope so.

    Take Care

    Emxx smile

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    the best treatment without a doubt is a good laugh, and my kids are fantastic at getting me out of myself.i am having a fair few days, after taking a header down the stairs, i fell flat on my face, banged my knees, sprained my wrist, and jered my neck and shoulders it was awful. i am losing my balance a bit lately, and getting a bit more vertigo sitting down, but as long as the pain bates a little. i hope you are well em and keep in touch..... chris xxx
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    hello everyone i have herd from shanna, jass' daughter, she is out of surgery and in icu just to monitor her breathing. but apart from that she is well. i sent her all the best from us all and i will update as i hear anything new.......... chris xxx
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    hi flutterby, i have cs and i wondered how do i get to see a neurou sergian my doctor does not seem very interested when i ask him about my neck its always going to the left its at its worst when i sit or lay down it aches so much and is so stiff i dare not ask for an mri scan because i am really afraid of enclosed spaces its about 2 yrs since i was diagnosed and all ready its worse than it was then ,please could you give me some advice :?: :? please xx thank you vanessa jane
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    [quote:3fe265dda3=\"VANESSA JANE\"]hi flutterby, i have cs and i wondered how do i get to see a neurou sergian my doctor does not seem very interested when i ask him about my neck its always going to the left its at its worst when i sit or lay down it aches so much and is so stiff i dare not ask for an mri scan because i am really afraid of enclosed spaces its about 2 yrs since i was diagnosed and all ready its worse than it was then ,please could you give me some advice :?: :? please xx thank you vanessa jane[/quote:3fe265dda3]

    Hiya Vanessa. :lol:

    Hope you don't mind if I reply for Jassy.

    Jassy is away from the forum at the mo, recovering from her op in September (any news Chris)?

    Ask your GP for a referral to either a Rheumatologist, or a Neurosurgeon.

    GP's have a \"duty of care\" and being bolshie is not on the list.

    Re the MRI scan I empathize with you on this, however if you talk to whoever sends you for an MRI and tell them your problem, they can give you a relaxent, they're not toooo bad these days, play music and you can talk to the radiologists as the scanner does it's work.

    Take care

    Emxx smile

    Vanessa you may benefit from a soft collar which you can purchase over the intenet for around £15, my Rheumi doc told me it was ok to wear one when watching tv. Hope this helps

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