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How was it missed.

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How was it missed.

I recently went to see my doctor. I suffer with a degenerative disease in my spine, only after 
a car accident did the disease wake up and its been down hill all the way for me. A recent 
doctors appoinment reassured something I was thinking about. He gave me a tablet to take 
in the night time, it shuts down part of my nervous system so I can sleep. The doctor didnt 
even examine me he looked at me with sorryful eyes gave me tablets and let me be on my 
way.
I thought fare enough there isnt much he can do for me at the moment anyway, but when I 
got home I decided that I would research the operation I need for me to save the use of my 
legs. The operation is called A spinal fusion, sounds nasty, and looks quite nasty. All the 
information I could really get was after the operation what to expect and what tablets you 
are offered to help with the pain.
Not one person wrote a article about how good or bad the operation is. What I found out for 
myself is that if there is a pill to help, people in general will except it and take it without 
question or reason.
Instead of taking a tablet and shutting up, im going to nag until i get some answers, because 
27 months ago I was a young fit healthy man. I have served in the army and worked all of 
my adult life. I have been admitted to hospital a few years back with some thyroid problem I 
recovered from that all good and well. If I had this debilating disease lurking in my spine, 
how on earth did did it slip past the radar, when I had my full medical assessment for the 
army or random check ups with my GP.
Now I have a future full of agony and pain whilst trying to get use to my disability, everytime 
I have been to hospital with problems caused through issues with my health, I have been 
given tablets and sent on my way. I wish someone would let let me know how the health 
service in general gets away with it.
I must have this operation this year and its through my claim against a not so clever driver, 
my operation is being paid for private, but when I had my accident I was admitted to a 
normal NHS hospital, and if the staff in that hospital had done thier job which they are trained 
and paid to do, I would be alot better than I am at the present moment, neglect 
mistreatment and overwhelming sense of idiocracy, left me disabled and feeling let down by 
the same people who I fought to protect in the army. Where is the justice in that? take care 
all and dont except excuses from anyone. Get the answers you deserve.

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  1. Date: 3/28/2009 1:21:00 AM
    i have been a r.n. for many years. there is new operation that is donw with a laser. you need to put that in your computer for research. i don't recall where it is being used but it has had very good sucess. i too, suffer with the degenerative disease and also fibromyalgia. i take a lot of actual seizure medications in small doese and this helps me more than any pain medicines like morphine or darvon or whatever. fight them for your decent life, you deserve it.