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January back surgery put on hold as I see another Doctor.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hello everyone, yes you read it right............the back surgeries have been put on hold or maybe called off all together. Well, the ones in Springdale, AR that is.

I went in and saw my Attny on the 18th of this month (Dec) and I told him about the feelings I had about having to go 66 miles away from home to have 2 major back surgeries when I knew there were qualified DR's right here in my home town that could do the same surgeries or even ONE surgery to help my back. I told him that it made me so anxious to think about my DH driving 132 miles round trip EACH day when the weather might be BAD just to be there with me but then to take care of the animals back home. I also let him know that when I thought of being put UNDER twice it just gave me a really BAD feeling and so he took all that to my Worker's Comp company and they canceled the surgeries in Springdale (for now) and I am to see a new DR here in Fort Smith that I have heard nothing but good things about (he did a back surgery on one of my Mom's good friends (I knew this lady all my life) and when I talked to her she sang this DR's praises.

So I am once again NOT HAVING BACK SURGERY in January but will be getting in to see this new DR as soon as he has an appt open. Then we will discuss back surgery RIGHT HERE IN MY HOME TOWN at a HOSPITAL I am very comfortable being in which is about 8 minutes from my house.

So once again ladies and gents we are on a stand by until I see the new DR but I must tell you I FEEL WONDERFUL ABOUT ALL OF THESE CHANGES and to me that is what really counts.

So now I am as stress free as I have been in MONTHS and loving it. I promise to keep you all updated when I see the new DR and what he says.

Please continue to pray for me as I know that they are doing great things in my life.

Happy New Year to all and let us make this the HEALTHIEST YEAR EVER!!!!

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    When I first saw the title of your blog I thought oh no, not again but I have to admit I was concerned about the surgeries. I hope you get into seeing the new doctor soon. I'm glad you are feeling so much better. Stress can make things so much worse.
    2718 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I am very thankful that you are being allowed to see a local Dr. It seems to me the anxiety of surgery (in the middle of the coldest, most dangerous driving conditions time of year no less) so far away is very justified. I'm so happy for you! I hope you can get the 1 surgery rather than 2.

    Good luck! Stay safe and warm!
    2724 days ago
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    2727 days ago
    This is a great reason to have your surgery put on hold. I will continue to pray for you, so that what is the best will happen for you and your health. Sending you every bit of my love and care, Nimsy!
    2728 days ago
    That's great news! Way to be your own best advocate.
    2728 days ago
    Thanks everyone, I must say this has lifted SO MUCH stress off of me already I feel like a new woman going into 2014. And even now I realize that the extra stress was sure coming to the surface in making my back ache even worse. Now that to is easing up some! emoticon

    Thanks for all your support always. emoticon frriends and sisters of my heart BUNCHES!!!!!

    2729 days ago
    So glad you have some relief from stress, Lady Nims. All best wishes for this procedure--both the setting up and the actual operation. emoticon emoticon
    2729 days ago
    Good news, I hope things work out well - keep up the smiling face!
    2730 days ago
    Nims I felt so funny when you first posted the surgeries you were having. I do know that extensive surgery that was planned may not be needed. My health care people seem to think I can't have surgery on my back but thinking of getting a 2nd opinion in spinal clinic in Little Rock. They do it with very little cutting and pinning. I have appointment scheduled for pain clinic for back injections January 22 and will see if that helps first. Know your pain honey as I'm going through it myself.
    2730 days ago
    Nims, this is FABULOUS news! emoticon I have to confess that I did not comment on your first blog because I really had a bad feeling about you going that far AND have TWO surgeries. I wanted to think about what I was going to say without butting in or making you nervous. Thank God there has been a change in plans! I will continue to pray for a safe, effective resolution for your spinal health. - Connie

    I am so relieved and I know you are too! Happy New Year Nims! emoticon

    P.S. I LOVE your new avatar.
    2730 days ago
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    Wow! Such wonderful news for the end of 2013 / beginning of 2014! I will keep praying that all gets worked out in a much more favorable way. Happy New Year, Nimsy!
    2731 days ago
    Oh, what a HUGE relief to know you're NOT going through with this just yet!! I didn't want to be all gloom n' doom but Nimmie, I just didn't like the plans laid out for you at all, so I kept my mouth shut, knowing it would just heap a' whole lot a' extra worries on ya if I spoke my concerns. I am sooo *happy* this 'door' SHUT so another one could open. Now, you can rest EZ BREEZY and have some time to set this up where YOU are the one making the decisions and not some paper pushers over in Worker's Comp!! Look for all the natural *stuff* first, Nim, and of course, you're in my prayers.
    *H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R* Nimmers!!
    2731 days ago
    Lady Nims, I am so HAPPY for you that the surgeries are off since you had so many concerns and bad feeling about them. It's good that you followed your instincts, saw your attorney, etc.

    You, as well as the doctor and medical personnel, will be in my thoughts and prayers as you see this second doctor. It makes such a HUGE difference when you have confidence in those treating you.

    A great start to the 2014!

    Mary Lynne

    2731 days ago
  • -SEVEN-
    What a relief, Sister! I did tell you ... even I WAS having a bad feeling about this surgery. Whew! I am so glad you are even getting another opinion through this change of plans, and then moving forward, armed with more information, and everything right there near you. This is better, and a load off your mind (and Nick's. And mine! tee hee). I will pray for you. This will work out (It must!) and you'll be better in no time.
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    2731 days ago
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    Oh, I am SO happy that you listened to your spirit self. You trusted your own inner voice and I have been so worried for you. Two major surgeries is too much on anybody. emoticon I am SO happy!! So, enjoy the beginning of the new year in peace, my friend. God bless you, your hubby and pets. Now I can really say

    2731 days ago
  • KPACE7
    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year! emoticon
    2731 days ago
    Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!
    2731 days ago
    That is wonderful news to seek out other options nearby a new doctor to help you and hospital near you, so that you and your husband can relax a bit more. I will contine to pray for u on your health issues. emoticon

    Have a happy new year !

    2731 days ago
    Wishing you a wonderful 2014 with much better health! Thanks for updating us!!!

    2731 days ago
    I hope things go well. Happy New Year!
    2731 days ago
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    Then that is the best news of all - that you feel wonderful about these changes. Candle stays lit for you for as long as you need it.
    Hugs and Sparkles
    2731 days ago
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