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Friday, June 13, 2008

Update on my back surgery, LSI

Hi everyone!!!
I thought I had better post an update to how I am doing now. It has been 7 weeks since I had the laser back surgery and I can feel an improvement every day now. At 6 weeks it felt like a switch had been thrown and I was almost better over night. I still am doing my exercises and have started walking at our local park for 25 min. Last night when I finished my walk, I had NO pain. Wow!! I am still taking some extra strength Tylenol but not sure that I really need it. I am very impressed with LSI and if anyone needs to have back surgery for spinal stenosis or ruptured or bulging discs, I think a consult with LSI would be in order. The surgeons are all skilled and American and have done many, many of these operations (I can't remember the number, but on my day of surgery, they did 15 cases and usually do 20-25--can't beat that for experience.) I have read some negative thoughts on LSI, but in my opinion after being there and going through the entire process, I am most impressed. I am thankful that I went this route. Now if only my health insurance will pay it. That is the one negative, that it is considered experimental surgery and they have denied my coverage for it. But, LSI has a great medical team that deals with these denials and has good experience in getting payment. Let's pray as we really didn't need to spend all this money right now, but my health is worth it (I guess!!!).
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions, let me know.
Hope to get back to stamping soon. I see so many pretty things on the blogs.


2 Worlds said...

Hope you come soon to create with us

Sara Paschal said...

Glad you are getting better, hope you have great luck with your insurance.


mimihas5 said...

I had no idea that there was Laser surgery out there fro bukging discs. Thank you for the hope.

I am glad that you are doing so well. Good luck with your insurance company.


Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Was just thinking about you and popped in to say HI! Hope you're feeling good and doing well!
Hugs! :)


Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wowzers Cheryl!!! that sounds really amazing!!! How is it now?

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl,

thanks for your post - time for a good book sounds lovely!

Terri Conrad

boo said...

Cheryl, My wife is considering the laser disc surgery. It was a relief to read about your experience. LSI charges a lot of money for the surgery, however when it comes to ones health any cost is worth it. I'm curious why hasn't your insurance company paid for the surgery and did you check before the surgery with the insurance company.

Patrick said...

Glad to hear you had great success! I've found that swimming really really helps back and neck pain. If you haven't tried swimming as a relief or just a great way to exercise your entire body you should consider its benefits.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl, I am considering surgery at LSI in Tampa. Would you mind me emailing you and asking you some questions. My Email address is
K - Atlanta, GA