It will come out of pocket as Alberta Health will not cover the cost. 🙁
If I choose to have an artificial disc implanted, I’m looking at a time frame of July (Pre-baby) or October (Post-baby). The reasoning being that I should be well enough to help out with the new kid by September. This doesn’t account for any complications that can arise from such a complex surgery. Expensive and risky. Two dates are open in July and any time in October – the ball is in my court. One happens to be June 29th… My late grandpa’s birthday and a very special day for me. June 29th. A sign perhaps?
I’m still plugging away with my physio/chiro and will make a follow up appointment at Caleo this week if I can. I need to give the triage doc the grills over his assessment of my condition. 8 months of walking and lying on the couch have been pretty boring/painful, and I haven’t seen ANY improvement… :/
I’ve had a couple of acquaintances go for ADR surgery in England over the past few weeks and they seem to have good results so far. Time will tell.
Hurry up and release your stem cells, Mesoblast!
DEXA scan is scheduled for Friday.