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I'm really looking for any tips from those of you who have had back surgery as to how to prepare best for my appointment. I have an appointment next week with a Nuerosurgeon and have had to go private as the NHS wait in my region is 42 weeks.
I have collated and got together all the information from my complex medical history as well as a letter from my Osteopath who has treated me since 2012. I have copies of all my tests and scans as well as my recent upright MRI.
I am currently in a haze and am finding easy tasks really difficult due to the mega hike in my medications that the hospital regime have put me on. Obviously I want to make the most of the appointment so if you have had surgery is there anything else you recomend I do? In hindsight are there any questions you would have wanted to ask?
I'm normally very clear, coherent and as a teacher and manager am orgaised and methodical. The drugs have taken all that away and I find it hard to concentrate and feel a shell of my old self. How interested in the effects the problem has had on mine and the life of my family will he be? Or will it be better to stick to purely objective facts?
I feel like I'm a lawyer for my own case and need to swot up! I think I'm nervous because I've seen lots of Consultants and some of them have been very dimissive.
So any help and advice gratefully recieved. Thank you for your support in advance.
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