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butterflylr
27th December 2004, 11:03 PM
I am so so so so happy! I finally am able to get an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon. I was doing some research at work today and found out that I won't have any more waiting period for my insurance starting January 1st! So I had a list of some surgeons I want to see and I got an appointment with one!!

I'm going on Jan 13th and I will finally get some new x-rays and be able to see how much it has progessed in the last few years. I am so happy right now! I just can't describe the weight that has already been lifted. I don't feel trapped anymore! :D :monkey:

Blair
27th December 2004, 11:32 PM
That's AWESOME Lindsay!

Abbi
27th December 2004, 11:43 PM
:party: YAY!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! that is SO awesome!
Jan 13th will be here in no time! Im waiting for Jan 11th for my MRI....and I know it will be here in no time!
Good luck! I hope it all goes well! YAY *does a wee dance* :monkey:

Joy
28th December 2004, 12:11 AM
I'm so happy for you!!! Jan 13 will be here before you know it.

gabrielle
28th December 2004, 05:08 AM
Fantastic news Lindsay! I tried to post a message yesterday to tell you to have faith, that all would work out, but somehow my connection to the site screwed up and then I had to go, so I didn't get a chance to do it again. I'm happy for you!

tonibunny
28th December 2004, 06:58 AM
Brilliant news Lindsay!!! :D January 13th is the anniversary of my first scoliosis operation, back in 1986.....blimey, in just over a year's time that will have been 20 years ago!!

Hope you have a great New Year now that you don't have to worry about this anymore :joke:

BlueIce
28th December 2004, 09:49 AM
that's great news! Now let's hope the results are just as great too! :-)

jfkimberly
28th December 2004, 11:35 AM
Congratulations, Lindsay! They're right... it'll be here in no time! Start writing your list of questions so you don't forget anything.

andrea
28th December 2004, 05:22 PM
That's great news Lindsay. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get good news and that the appt comes quickly so that you can get your mind put at rest.

Amazed Jean
29th December 2004, 05:09 AM
Lindsay, That's great news. Keep your mind focused on what you want to accomplish and go for it. Be specific and take notes so you are ready for the specialists appointment.

butterflylr
30th December 2004, 07:53 PM
So I told my mom that I have an appointment and she was like "with who?". I told her it was with an orthopedic surgeon and she said "you know, they will want to do surgery..." I then told her "That's kind of the idea.". I think it just scares her to think about the whole thing. I wish it was something I could just ignore but unfortunately it's gotten to the point where I can't anymore.

I can't wait for my appointments. Yep, you heard right... I said appointment"S". I have another one about 2 weeks later with a different surgeon. I want to get as many opinions as I can. Just a couple more weeks! :D Yay!

Although, if they end up telling me that I need surgery I wouldn't be able to do it until at least after November 1st. Cause in order to get use of the Family Medical Leave Act with my work, I have to have 12 months of service there. And I've only been here for 2. But that's ok. It would give me time to save up some money. All in all, it's really good. :-)

gabrielle
30th December 2004, 11:06 PM
Sounds like your news get better and better! :clap:

Marti
30th December 2004, 11:19 PM
woohoo! That's really exciting Lindsay! I can't wait to hear how it goes

jfkimberly
31st December 2004, 09:34 AM
Originally posted by butterflylr@Dec 30 2004, 01:53 PM
So I told my mom that I have an appointment and she was like "with who?". I told her it was with an orthopedic surgeon and she said "you know, they will want to do surgery..." I then told her "That's kind of the idea."
*deletes a long accusatory post* I would like to apologize for what I almost said. I'm sure I made some assumptions about your mother's knowledge of the severity of your curve(s).

Meanwhile, excellent idea, getting several opinions. Once you get in the system, you go all out with this Informed Patient thing, don't you? Good for you! Let us know what each orthopaedist says. Don't forget your camera so you can share your xrays with us (if you feel comfortable to do so, that is)!

butterflylr
31st December 2004, 04:29 PM
Well I don't really blame my mother for her lack of knowledge. It seems from the beginning that all of the doctors have told us to just "keep and eye on it...you don't want surgery unless you really HAVE to." That's the way I used to feel until I started doing my own research and lately my pain has been much worse so that's affected my opinion too. Since she is in another state, she can't really see the way it has been affecting me lately.

Don't worry, I'll definitely post pics of my x-rays! I'm so excited to finally see where it's at!