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Perhaps secretive is not right word, obstructive, uncooperative, why don't they explain the whole operation procedure, instead of bit by bit.
I was shown my mri scan level by level of my cervical spine. It showed disc bulge, erosion and bone spurs growing inside my spinal canal and growing into the spinal cord. I would need at least two operations. One from the front of neck to correct a root nerve affecting my left upper arm,hand and fingers. Then,about six months later from the back of neck to try to reduce bone spurs inside spinal canal and relieve spinal cord. A much trickier operation with 50/50% chance of paralysis and infection with possible bowel and bladder loss. I agreed to have the operations there and then, even signed the forms of consent.
However, because of many problems I never had the operations. I have asked repeatedly, by letters and phone calls for a medical description of my cervical stenosis with spondylosis and radiaculopathy and bone spurs inpinging the spinal cord. But, each and every reply has only addressed the cervical fusion at c5-c6 level. I phoned his secretary last week politely demanding a full description of my cervical problems which now include full fusion of c4 5 6 7 and bone spurs removal only to be emailed saying that as I require this information for my dla to pip assessment the dwp must contact him direct requesting this information and it must be addressed to the neurosurgeon personally. I have repeatedly offered to pay the going rate for this information. I had to send the forms off without this crucial evidence.
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