I didn't know about the surgery, so glad you're OK. I'm contemplating surgery on my back, but no money or insurance. I'm a stupid smoker myself, so I know the feeling trying to quit, best of luck. Nice to hear from you!
Thanks! greay to hear from you...Medicare will only pay so much of my surgery ... got bill $20K +++ the rest will be mine - so they will just have to work it out with me ... As far as your back Might I ask what is with your back ... A friend had surgery - messed up thought of more surgery - told would probably make it worse. ?? I presonally would leave my back alone - think I would rather have the brain or heart than back (but it all depends on the problem...I have a tear in my lower back among others - but nothing tooo much for any surgery at this time to consider) - but that is me...
Hugs & kisses to you friend ... let me know - OK!!??
Wow, $20K+, that's about how much it would take for me. I fell off a roof and hurt my hip about 10 years ago, but now it's my back too, something called a 'vacuum disk phenomenon' After my examination the Doctor asked if I had insurance, I said no, and he said well, then there's nothing we can do. I can get around, but it hurts, which gets to you after a while. So what did you have done, if you don't mind asking? Don't worry about the money, my brother had $195,000 in bills before he passed away. I talked to 3 friends that had back surgery and all 3 said it made it worse, so I'm thinking about decompression therapy, if I had any money. I sold a print, so that's a start! Take care Deborah...
This surgery (which I've had a few) was on my nose. One side had severe infection - a deviated septum - which casued the other side to 90 % close - so I was to the point that my breathing was almost NONE!
I did not know that your brother had died - I'm so sorry to hear that. I knew you were close.
Everything OK now? Hope so. $20K+ for a nose, what are we supposed to do? I was so hoping for that public option thing so I could at least get something done and get back to work but oh well. Yeah, that was a sad deal with my brother. He was in such bad shape at the end and I'm still bitter that he was refused SS disability for 16 years. On the bright side, I've been doing pretty good with my submissions lately, maybe I'll sell another print. When are we going to see some more of your wonderful artwork? Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day! [link]