|01-07-2003, 07:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
Doctor Young- Your advice please on surgery to remove adhensions
1976 C 5/6 incomplete 1976 - ambulant
1997 Syrinx C1/6 had surgery to detether, successfully.
June 2001 Same surgeon wants to remove adhesions that in his opinion
are causing pain in my feet, legs etc. I have a hypersensitive
back, shoulders with accompying rash. My motor function is
deteriorating. I now use a chair to get about.No Pain relief drugs.
Autonomic Dysreflexia. I self catheterize
2002 January Surgeon resigns before surgery.
2002 March another neurosurgeon says further surgery unwarranted.
2003 Original surgeon still wants to perform the operation
I have been told the operation is dangerous, even die. I could
come out in a worse condition.
Decision. If I sit and do nothing eg; watch television the pain is bearable
But if I try walking, exercise, or rest a weight on my legs pain is 8 plus
out of ten. Any motor function aggravates everything.
My problem is two opinions. The second one is from a rather
inexperienced doctor who trained under the first.
Doctors in Australia are petrified of litigation.
A rehabilitation doctor told me it was not that dangerous.
I respect your opinion could you give me your advice please.