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Forum: iSpine 10-06-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,576
Posted By henry4956
Mark, my thoughts and prayers go out. That does...

Mark, my thoughts and prayers go out. That does not look good, but I'm sure you will get this figured out.

Your friend,
Henry
Forum: iSpine 10-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,387
Posted By henry4956
I can confirm everything Vicki has told you...

I can confirm everything Vicki has told you regarding Dr. Zeegers.
Forum: iSpine 09-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,607
Posted By henry4956
Ins. Appeal / testimonies

Hi all, I have really put a lot of time and effort into building my appeal with BCBS. I have received some great advice from a appeals advocate who works with my wife. One of the things she told me...
Forum: iSpine 09-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By henry4956
Good stuff Mark. I might have a different...

Good stuff Mark. I might have a different attitude if my coccyx even allowed me to entertain the idea of cycling again. I recently talked to Dr Zeegers specifically about it post-op (and after my...
Forum: iSpine 09-02-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,684
Posted By henry4956
cycling & back pain

I find it very interesting that so many people not necessarily in this forum, but in general start a intense cycling regimen AFTER having ADR surgery. It seems to me that cycling itself can be the...
Forum: iSpine 08-27-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,686
Posted By henry4956
Hey Kargs, Did Dr Z say pushups are Ok? I'm...

Hey Kargs, Did Dr Z say pushups are Ok? I'm dying to do something for my upper body but will not even touch another free weight again. I am 2 months ahead of you and here is my experience with...
Forum: iSpine 08-23-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,456
Posted By henry4956
Thanks much Jim, I did submit a 'Letter of...

Thanks much Jim, I did submit a 'Letter of Medical Necessity' that Dr Zeegers filled out. It was not elaborate but he spoke of my unbearable suffering. I am reaching out to my local neurosurgeon...
Forum: iSpine 08-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,456
Posted By henry4956
Got my 1st official denial today. It was on the...

Got my 1st official denial today. It was on the basis of not meeting 'medical necessity' criteria. I actually think I will eventually win. If their denial was based on the 'experimental'...
Forum: iSpine 08-19-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,456
Posted By henry4956
still waiting on BCWW

I have never been involved in such a messed up, bureaucratic situation. So far they have requested several documents a 2nd and 3rd time and assigned a 2nd case # to my case.

When I talk to the...
Forum: iSpine 08-19-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,456
Posted By henry4956
Thanks Vicki, really think about you a lot. ...

Thanks Vicki, really think about you a lot. Don't know if my coccyx will ever normalize, but I cant emphasize enough how much better life is without that awful low back pain
Forum: iSpine 08-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,456
Posted By henry4956
4 months

I am doing very well. ALmost never think about it anymore. Not doing anything crazy though. Walk 2 x day, Swim 3 x week. No Percocet!

My coccyx which is unrelated still aggravates me, but...
Forum: Insurance Issues 08-11-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,051
Posted By henry4956
Not looking good

I really had my hopes up when a BCBS WW rep called me about a month ago. He needed for me to have one document that was not legible resubmitted. This made me think, they are working on it - so that's...
Forum: iSpine 07-19-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,845
Posted By henry4956
I know the darkness and despair that accompanies...

I know the darkness and despair that accompanies hopelessness. Soon your hope will turn into joy

God Bless
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-15-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,613
Posted By henry4956
Even if your facet joints were better and there...

Even if your facet joints were better and there were no bone density concerns, in your case with what you've been through - I'd take fusion anyway. If hindsight were 20/20! you'd probably be about...
Forum: iSpine 07-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,686
Posted By henry4956
I agree with Vicki & Maria wholeheartedly. I...

I agree with Vicki & Maria wholeheartedly. I wasn't sure how to interpret one of your early posts (it may have been on the other forum) but my 1st reaction was, take it easy - don't be anxious to...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,613
Posted By henry4956
Wow, I just posted and had not seen your...

Wow, I just posted and had not seen your decision. 100% endorsement. I am glad that you have the finances to do this. You are having a magnificent surgeon remove the failed disk. Was it easy to...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-15-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,613
Posted By henry4956
In God's hand

I think you have the right attitude. God expects us to use our minds and seek knowledge, but in the end it ALWAYS comes down to trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-12-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,613
Posted By henry4956
What a dilemma. You will undoubtedly be haunted...

What a dilemma. You will undoubtedly be haunted by this decision. My instincts say the M6 should come out, for what it's worth. Perhaps the docs who say it can stay in, are saying that because...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 07-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,613
Posted By henry4956
Welcome Vicki, I am so glad that your rhizotomy...

Welcome Vicki, I am so glad that your rhizotomy helped. My rhizo in 2011 was a different story. Dr Kuaxian Liu did mine and I actually felt worse for quite a while. Could it be that it has calmed...
Forum: iSpine 07-05-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,686
Posted By henry4956
Pain wise, sounds like you are doing waaaaaaaaaay...

Pain wise, sounds like you are doing waaaaaaaaaay better than me. I was still in severe pain till day 5 or so. taking 60-70mg of Percocet & 1800mg of ibuprofen daily. then again I was coming from 3...
Forum: iSpine 07-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,809
Posted By henry4956
BTW, I'd be very careful if you actually decide...

BTW, I'd be very careful if you actually decide to have the tailbone removed. It's quite rare and a lot of complications would probably result in disappointment.
Forum: iSpine 07-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,809
Posted By henry4956
I can talk to you about coccyx/tailbone pain. I...

I can talk to you about coccyx/tailbone pain. I had a bad fall on my a$$ in 2001. I began having sitting pain shortly after. Then about 6 weeks later my L4-5 disk ruptured bad. The leg pain was...
Forum: iSpine 07-02-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,686
Posted By henry4956
Right about now, I estimate it's about 8 in the...

Right about now, I estimate it's about 8 in the evening and you are in your 1st night of recovery on the Beta Klinik. I must warn you, that little accordion jig that plays when a patient buzzes for...
Forum: iSpine 06-06-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,122
Posted By henry4956
Karger, You have every reason to be confident...

Karger, You have every reason to be confident that you will have a good outcome.
1) You are only having 1 level done
2) You are relatively young and healthy
3) ActivL is IMO the best lumbar...
Forum: iSpine 05-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,456
Posted By henry4956
I am closing in on 5 weeks now and all is going...

I am closing in on 5 weeks now and all is going very well. Pain levels keep getting better, med levels keep going down. Dr Zeegers fixed me. The surgery report validates my decision and Dr Zeegers...
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