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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    I have an excellent neurosurgeon in Melbourne Pugger, do you want his details??
    Yes please

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    No they don't Anne, but if my spinal cord gets damaged a neurosurgeon would be great to have.

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    Good luck Pugger, my son in law had this surgery about 6 years ago, it was done by a surgeon in Wangaratta, it took him a couple of months before he could get back to work, and his was a complete success, so there are always good stories along with the bad.

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    A neuro Surgeon did my son's back. Good luck!

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    Really Di? I have an orthopedic guy doing mine.

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    Good luck

    My dad had 3 disks removed and replaced a few years ago, he had some trouble after with his heart - they think it all just hit him how serious it was and he started to panic. he was up and about the next day, home a week later - was told to rest for 6 months, but was up and about within weeks

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    Good luck Pugger! Hope it goes brilliantly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Yes please
    Mr Paul D'urso......tell him I sent you and he will have a laugh lol

    Lovely man BRILLIANT surgeon!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Really Di? I have an orthopedic guy doing mine.
    I had Paul (the neuro) and an ortho do my spine. One operated on the left and one on the right sides. Even so I was apparently in theatre for 8 + hours!! A neuro DEFINATELY operates on the spine.

    You have been told the statistics haven't you?? Something like 70% of patients state there is improvement post op, 20% state no difference and 10% state it makes things worse.

    Please don't think it is as easy as a couple of months of recovery. It took 2 years for my recovery and even now 6 yrs later, I have much much less function than I did before. It can be very frustraiting, lonely and depressing (recovery that is). After saying that, I definately do not EVER want another fusion-because of the recovery. However had I not had the fusion, I hate to think how horrible my life would be now. I was existing before surgery, far from living.

    You have to have a VERY positive outlook in your recovery phase with the ability to accept so many alternative modes of pain management, because thats what you do. You learn to manage the pain - you do not cure it!

    I assume you have tried hydrotherapy on a consistant weekly basis? This works wonders with some people and frankly even though it is a pain to motivate yourself to get in that pool twice a weeks, if you can control your pain with hydro, it is a much better option than surgery, and thats speaking from experience.

    Good luck, I certainly do not envy you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    No they don't Anne, but if my spinal cord gets damaged a neurosurgeon would be great to have.
    Are you talking lower spine L3/4/5 or upper spine C1/2/3?

    There is no risk to your spinal cord if the operation is at your waist or lower.
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