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Again guys, thanks! I'm probably going to say it a million more times!

When the surgery was finally approved, the surgery scheduler was like, "ok, an L-5 S-1 fusion", and I was like, wait a minute, that's not what he said a few months ago! So, she left a message for him to call me, (he was in surgery), and he called me later that night. He told me he was calling me from the Operating Room, and asked what he could do for me. I asked him what he was planning on doing with the surgery, and if he really was going to do a fusion instead of the 2 screws method.

His response was something along the lines of "we are going to do the fusion, and I am going to take the bad one out, and insert some things to give you your height back".

And, I was like, "so, your putting a metal rod in, or something?" and he said, "oh no, we use plastic rods now, more flexible."

And i said, "what about the L3 and L4 herniated discs?" and he said something along the lines of, "I get paid more for each level I work on, if I was to do something with L3 and L4, I'd get paid triple!"

So, the surgery scheduler called me the next day, and I told her to please have him sit down with my charts and pictures, and please make sure he wasnt mistaking me for another patient.

She called back, and said that is what he wanted to do, and here we are now.

Oh, and by the way, the herniated discs are newer. They werent there when I had the CT Scan 2 years ago, but now this year with my new CT, they are there.





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