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Preparation before spine surgery

Friday, February 15, 2013

The following is what hubby has to do before going for his spine surgery on Feb 27:

Feb 12 1:15pm Hubby's appointment with Dr Roh, neuro-surgeon at Rockford Spine Center - going over MRI results done on Jan 28 and what needs to be done;

Feb 15 3:00pm Rockford Memorial Hospital for testing, lab work, EKG;

Feb 19 10:00am Dr Glovsky, hubby's doctor, at Rockford Health Physicians for history and physical;

Feb 21 8:00am Dr Roh, neuro-surgeon at Rockford Spine Center for an appointment before surgery.

I thought that was it before the surgery but I guess not. We received another phone call last evening that hubby needs to schedule one more test, Dobutamine Stress Ecoh. My hubby and I are wondering is this really necessary as it would definitely increase the cost of this surgery. Would greatly appreciate any comments on this matter.

They will inform us of time of surgery on Feb 26. That is all for now.

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FATHINSN 3/16/2013 9:42AM

    I hope the surgery went well :)

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MISSDAISY23 2/15/2013 10:57PM

    Just want to update everyone re the above.

Hubby went for his appointment today at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Initially, they wanted to do Lab work and EKG. After checking, the staff said to him that since the doctor ordered for the Dobutamine Stress Ecoh (DSE) test, he need not do the EKG. Patients has to pass the DSE test in order to go for the surgery. Today, he only did Lab and X-Ray.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 2/15/2013 2:56PM

    My opinion is: It is the patients responsibility to question their medical professionals - regarding the necessity of all drugs, procedures, test they prescribe for the patient pertaining to the diagnosis they have given. It is also the patients responsibility to obtain second opinions on their diagnosis. And to verify with their insurance carrier what, if any, conditions must be met for complete coverage and what the expected out-of-pocket expense the patient will be responsible for paying.

Health Care is rather like any other purchase you make... It is your responsibility to insure that what you are purchasing is what you need, want, and think that it is. It is a rare occurrence when any business truly thinks more of its customer than of their own bottom line.

Do you think I am a pessimist? You are probably right if you said, "Yes".
Audra


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PATRICIAANN46 2/15/2013 1:59PM

  If it were me, I would call to find out EXACTLY what this test is and WHY it is being done. I have NOT heard of it before.
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Good and not so good news

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Good news is my daughter passed her Tae Kwon Do test yesterday. She is a green belt now.

The not so good news is my hubby has to go for spine surgery on February 27, 2013.

Chinese New Year (CNY) falls on February 10 this year. It is the water snake year. Due to the weather, I was unable to go for my nail and hair appointments before CNY. I got my manicure and pedicure on the second day of CNY. At the same time, I had my eyebrows waxed. Today, I got my hair color and cut.

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PATRICIAANN46 2/14/2013 5:48PM

  emoticon to your daughter on her good news.

And, I am very emoticon to hear about your husband's spinal surgery. I hope that all goes well. My dad had spinal surgery and felt so much better aferward. I wish him luck.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 2/14/2013 3:25PM

    I agree. You had good news, green belt...WoW. And the not so good, hubby need surgery, spinal surgery, the good news to that would be... the surgery is an option and the expected outcome is very positive.
Will keep you in my prayers.
Be blessed and keep the faith.
God does love you.
Audra

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Want to share...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

... one of my favorite CNY song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3jKxphVI
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Gung Hay Fatt Choy! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy & prosperous Chinese New Year! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 2/12/2013 10:08PM

  Wonderful song and Happy New Year to you too.......
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 2/12/2013 6:17PM

    Beautiful music !
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A Happy, Healthy, Prosperous Chinese New Year to you also !!!

Hugs,
Audra

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My daughter's first dance

Friday, February 08, 2013



Today, my daughter went to her first dance with her father. HCC hosted the Daddy/Daughter Dance. They had fun until daddy slip and fell on ice in the parking lot on their way home. It is not good because my hubby has been limping since beginning of January. He went for MRI on January 28 and is waiting to see a Neuro-surgeon.

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Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

  
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PATRICIAANN46 2/9/2013 8:34PM

  How great to hear that Father-Daughter Dances still exist. I am sure that both of them had a great time. I am sorry to hear about your husband's fall though. I hope that all turns out well and will include him in my prayers.
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 2/9/2013 1:13PM

    Such a good memory for the two of them... the dance. Let us pray that the slip on the ice caused no additional damage... But it will be an added reason the dance will be remembered for ever.

It seems that when everything goes perfectly, from start straight through the finish, the memory just does not stick. Is that because perfection is too difficult for the brain to handle?

Pray you all are having a great weekend.
Hugs,
Audra

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Just want to share what I have just read

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Only His grace can completely keep, save, heal, deliver and bless us.

He is our strength, health, favor, provision, wisdom, hope, salvation and glory.

Hope everyone is doing well. Take care & have a great day/evening!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/8/2013 3:29PM

  A very comforting message.......... emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 2/8/2013 5:52AM

    Sounds like a good place to be reading !!

Good thoughts to remember when the going gets tough, and, when we think we can do it all ourselves.

Satan loves nothing better than to lead us away from God, all the while pretending he is our own best friend.

Thanks for sharing,
You are a Blessing,
Audra

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KA_JUN 2/7/2013 11:03PM

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