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Old 04-26-2010, 03:23 PM
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Mark or anyone on the list.....
We are having to move to Western KY at the end of May so I will be close to my family for support and help. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a Neuro Surgeon near Nashville? We will be about an hour from Nashville, TN. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:42 PM
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K,

You have a suspician that something went wrong? Let me tell you, something is wrong, very definitely. First suggestion, get yourself fixed. Something is terribly wrong and Dr. Regan is Los Angeles would be my first recommendation. Charge the whole thing if you have to and pay it back from that lawsuit against the doctor who did this to you!!!!! You should not be in this much pain - period and your doctor should be doing his best to help you through whatever you have to go through - including getting you those records. My anger at this doctor is at the boiling point.

Your symptoms seem to be bad enough that this is now an urgent situation. Please do not wait.

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:43 AM
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Follow Mark's advice re finding the best thoracic spine surgeon you can and maybe find an attorney that can help you expedite your care/needs.

I don't know that multiple level thoracic discectomy is the standard of practice in the community for what your original complaints were or if the surgeon can justify his surgery. Sounds like the surgeon is keeping his records unavailable to you for a reason tho of course I could be wrong.

I don't mean to send you on any wild goose chase as your main goal is to find someone to attend to your immediate spinal needs so remain as focused as you're able and I'm so sorry to hear you're going thru all of this..
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:07 AM
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K,
I like what Dale and Maria say. The immediate need is to get your situation stabilized. Your symptoms are extreme. Your wife will have to take charge and be very aggressive toward getting action out of these doctors. I would think that when you talk with the doctors present your case in an objective manner without any hint of placing blame. They don't like to get involved with tough cases like yours, especially if they think you are prone to place blame and bring lawsuits. I'm praying for you.
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You need a top spine doctor, an ethical one, and willing to critically review and fix another doctors work. This organisation is headed up by a spine specialist.

(Dr J Regan is reputed top thoracic expert, uses minimal video system of surgery. don't know if he is member of the org.)

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Old 04-27-2010, 07:19 AM
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This is the specialist branch of the org. for spine patients.....
http://ethicalspinesurgeon.org/
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Kajari
I know this has been a terrible struggle for you, your wife, your family and the pain is horrendous. I can only imagine what you're thinking and feeling however the one thing that stuck w/me that Jim just mentioned above is leaving any blame re the surgeon out of a consultation w/another surgeon.

As best you're able present yourself and your symptoms as neutrally as able with regard to the surgeon himself. I remember now how after my failed 2nd spine surgery when I saw other surgeons for consultations I had to be very careful not to lay blame because I did feel for quite some time that he must have done something wrong or just not so kosher. Also I was unable to obtain my surgical records either and it was very difficult to even try as this was a WC case. WC didn't help me w/that end either I have to say even tho WC itself cannot be sued for anything.

I know you have to be emotionally spent with all this going on and that's OK to show as well as all your symptoms. Whoever is seeing you will likely formulate his or her own opinion as to what happened and you won't even have to go there with was something not properly done by the other surgeon.

You can always pursue the legal end if you so desire tho just try to get yourself medically/spinally taken care of as best able.

I sincerely wish you and your wife both additional strength and endurance to get thru all this. Just know you have to try to move forward as best you're able.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:20 PM
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I know how you feel. You at least have a wealth of information available here and you can always pick Marks big brain.
I have been searching for my pain generator for almost 7 years now. I put alot of films online for different doctors to peruse. The more eyes the better.

Even House has some assistants.

I hope you feel better soon. Lifes too short for this crap....
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:37 AM
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I just wanted to take a few mintutes to let you all know that I am in too much pain to write much more right now. It takes every drop of energy I have to sit at the computer and struggle through the pain. I will write more in the morning when I have a few minutes after some sleep (broken sleep at that). Things are pretty bad right now but I have my wife and four children to help me pull through all of this. They give me the strength to get through each day and I thank God for their support each and every day. More tommorrow.

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Old 04-29-2010, 03:25 PM
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Greg,
I used a laptop and still do for most of my posting as I still cannot sit long at the computer w/o feeling the repercussions.

Glad you have all that love to pull you thru each day. Hang in there!!!
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