Tuesday, October 22, 2013
My big accomplishment besides teaching was getting answers today. I called Mayo and found out that my initial appointment could take from 4-7 business days. Oh boy, that will create a lot of responsibility for my family because Micah cannot miss that much school. I also found out that my report from my second opinion back doctor was ready along with a CD of the x-rays were ready for me. I also talked with an attorney about the car accident we were in a year ago July and we have an appointment on Wednesday to talk about it. Finally, I talked about my trip to Mayo and a brief description of my health concerns to my principal who seemed pretty understanding (today anyway.)
My surgeons report contains a lot of vocabulary I need to research. Some key phrases include: Sagittal imbalance, osteomyelitis, spinal osteotomy, pedicel subtraction osteotomy, T10 to the pelvis instrumented posterior spinal fusion, lumbar lordosis, and lumbar kyphosis. I intend to understand how my back works by the time I go to Mayo, so I can have intelligent conversations with the doctors there. I have all of my reports in hand, so now, I must get may family ready to take care of business. Wish me luck on that!