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Old 01-31-2009, 03:13 PM
Terry Allen Blackburn Terry Allen Blackburn is offline
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Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Originally Posted by racergaldar View Post
For those of you who've had surgery; are you glad you did it or regret it?
Which type? Fusion or ADR
Which type of fusion or ADR?
At what spine level?
How long ago?
What finally convinced you to decide to do it? (optional).
1. Glad
2. 4 level ADR
3. C5/C6; C6/C7 Prestige Disc; L4/L5; L5/S1 Maverick Disc
4. Surgery done at Stenum Hospital November 4th, 2006

What finally forced me to do it was my Board of Directors literally kicked me off of the property of where I work. They told me to get myself fixed and bring the old me back to the place. I was trying to wait for my lawsuit to settle so I could be guaranteed that it would be paid for. After it was done, not only did it get paid for by the lawsuit but, it also got completely covered by the insurance company. I was truly blessed and fortunate. My quality of life was horrible pre-surgery. I walked with a cane for almost a year. I was getting extremely limited in my capabilities.

No Regrets!

Terry Newton
1980 ruptured L4-L5
1988 ruptured SI-L5
1990 ruptured C5-C6
1994 ruptured C6-C7
1995 Hemi-Laminectomy C5-C6, C6-C7 Mayo Clinic
Bicycle Accident 2004
MRI, EMG, Facet Injections, Epidural Blocks, Lumbar Discogram.
Stenum Hospital Surgery November 4, 2006
Prestige Disc C5-C6, C6-C7
Maverick Disc S1-L5, L4-L5
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