I went to the neurosurgeon today, and he is ready to operate on my back.
Everyone I have been to see about my back pain is wondering why I broke my back. People question whether I am covering up a car accident, for example. Alternately, my family doctor ordered a bone scan, but it took awhile to schedule that.
The surgeon I saw today wants to wait until the results of the bone scan are in. That is, I get the bone scan on February 11. Therefore, we have made a date for the surgery as of February 20th.
Interestingly, the surgeon said if I were his patient, he might have prescribed me twice as much pain medicine as my family doctor prescribed. He says I’m not on that high a dose, and I keep saying it barely touches the pain.