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Meeting Ortho Surgeon Again Tomorrow
Old 08-04-2020, 11:14 AM
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Eight weeks ago the surgeon gave me his opinion of the best plan moving forward. I pleaded for time to think it over. If I was a golden retriever with a messed up spine and three previous surgeries I'd say "It's TIME to just put me down". The doctor isn't going to find that funny. We've tried the alternative treatments.

Formulating my 20 questions to ask before surgery.
If you have thoughts please post them.


My former surgeon left our area but it was great to see that his Las Vegas already knows he is a great doctor. He was named one of their Top Twenty.


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I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this.
Old 08-04-2020, 11:23 AM
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I guess I would ask if there are any possible side effects from the surgery that might make you feel worse than you do now.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:32 AM
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Good luck, mhugs. Miracles happen.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:04 PM
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I am sorry you have to do this again. At least there are surgical solutions. As challenging as recovery can be it is better that the olden days when they did not have these options.

You can do this. And I know you have a supportive husband who will help you. Keep us posted on this process.

Sending you hugs and prayers.
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Questions about after-care
Old 08-04-2020, 12:14 PM
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I wish you all the best as you go in for the surgery, and as you recover.

I guess this might be considered putting the cart before the horse, but I always ask about the aftercare, because they usually want to tell you when you're coming out of the sedation or hand you a bunch of pamphlets that you probably won't want to read when you get home from your surgery. Also, since I live alone, I always want to be sure I have the right equipment or other first-aid items waiting for me at home after a surgery. If I'm staying with someone while I recover, I don't want to impose on them to run all over town gathering what I need.

I might ask:

What is involved in the after-care? What should I already have at home when I leave the hospital? (walker? cane? special bed? wheelchair?)

If I'll need any prescriptions filled, can I get them before the surgery?

How long might it take for recovery until I can get around by myself?


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Old 08-04-2020, 04:39 PM
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Well, I donít have any thoughts to share but I do have prayers and Iím sending some your way. Good luck.
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