Monday, January 09, 2017
Health Update Good News and Sad News
First the good news, my spine and all of the related hardware is right where we left it the last time, and nothing appears to be growing where it shouldn't be. The strength and control in my legs was normal, my reflexes are weird - probably always will be. My next follow up is set for 12 months (up from 6 months.) For anyone wondering what this is about, look back at May-July of 2015 for my adventures with a spinal tumor.
The sad news, my neurosurgeon is leaving. I like him, I like his attitude, his personal style, and I believe my ability to roll out of bed, wiggle my toes, feel my toes and walk - is largely a result of his talent and dedication to details. He is a young Doctor, I would say probably mid 40's. He is not happy with the direction "corporate medicine" is headed. Between the insurance companies and trying to make his corporate employer happy it is not worth it for him. He works crazy hours. He is going to do research and teaching, maybe cover emergency rooms one weekend a month. His talents are a real loss to the community.