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HGD24
12-10-2004, 10:57 AM
I just received a call from my doctor's office. Due to the schedule of the neurosurgeon who accompanies by Ortho, they need to push my surgery date back 2 weeks. I'm now looking at a Feb. 1, 2005 surgery date. Apparently, the neurosurgeon only releases his schedule 4-6 weeks out, so they won't be sure of this new date until later this month.

I'm a little upset because I've really been getting myself mentally prepared for that day not to mention having to get things at my office prepared as well :(

I just needed to get this out.....Thanks for listening!

cowprintrabbit
12-10-2004, 11:29 AM
That sucks! I was frustrated enough when just my initial consultation got pushed back. Can you make an appointment at a day spa or something to pamper yourself on your original surgery date? I know that would help take my mind off of it :D

lrmb
12-10-2004, 04:48 PM
Sorry to hear this Heidi! The mental stress in thinking about it is so great... I second the idea of giving yourself a big treat in the meantime... Take care ~Laura

kathleensrose
12-30-2004, 10:01 PM
Heidie:
So sorry your surgery has been changed. The fact that you
have a neurosurgeon as well as an ortho. is fantastic. My
friend is an anesthesiologist and she recommended that I
not have surgery without a neurosurgeon-they are the top
of the list . kSok, you have two top notch surgeons working
on you. You are indeed fortunate.
You will be going to surgery a few days before me.Kathleen

HGD24
12-30-2004, 11:10 PM
I am praying that I don't get a cold or even worse, the flu between now and my surgery date. I've thought about asking
my primary doctor if I could get the flu shot just to be safe.

As for the neurosurgeon sitting in on the surgery, I was very happy to hear that because one of my major concerns was having something go wrong and coming out of this with some sort of paralysis. Knowing that he will be in the room is a great comfort to me!

Mary Lou
12-31-2004, 07:35 AM
Heidi...

I know what you mean about worrying about getting sick and canceling/rescheduling your surgery because of it. I felt the same way before my daughter's surgery. Our family doctor did give my daughter and I flu shots before surgery. It wouldn't hurt to ask your doctor, even if it is too close to surgery to get one. You can protect yourself a little though....wash your hands often; try to keep your hands away from your mouth and nose as much as possible; avoid sick people as much as you can; avoid shaking hands; most importantly, eat right, get plenty of sleep, etc.

Good luck.

Mary Lou

kathleensrose
12-31-2004, 11:45 AM
Heidie:
I am planning to get a flu shot. Here in Texas, and maybe
in your area, you can go to a primacare center in a strip mall
for your shot, they are 20$ here. This eliminates making an
appointment at your regular doc.s. kathleen






Originally posted by HGD24
I am praying that I don't get a cold or even worse, the flu between now and my surgery date. I've thought about asking
my primary doctor if I could get the flu shot just to be safe.

As for the neurosurgeon sitting in on the surgery, I was very happy to hear that because one of my major concerns was having something go wrong and coming out of this with some sort of paralysis. Knowing that he will be in the room is a great comfort to me!