posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 12:55 PM
Dr. Sohaib Kureshi at Mercy Hospital, San Diego, performed both my surgeries. The first was a Microdiskectomy, which went fine, except for the fact
that the good doctor put a rent or tear in my thecal sack (which encases the spinal cord and brain and contains cerebral spinal fluid), and within a
week my surgical incision had come open and I was leaking CSF down the crack of my behind when what I was trying to do was take a leak of another
kind. Low-pressure headaches are no fun! The second surgery was corrective, and successful, but I was railroaded back to work with no restrictions
after four months, and now my back is wrecked. The State Medical Board ruled that the good doctor's treatment of me was within 'the standard of
care', whatever that is. Work Comp has apportioned 50% of my work injury to the previously existing condition. That's just how the system works.
But this thread isn't about me and my problems.
Hang in there, Springer! Take it slow and easy, and you're gonna make it back to full activity. My thoughts and prayers join those of the entire
ATS community in wishing you Godspeed in your recovery.