Michelle B. 22 years, 2 months ago

Paula, I really appreciate your post. Thank you for your support. I read your profile and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I would love to hear from you again. I will keep you updated as well. Don't give up... Michelle

L. T. 22 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Paula for your good thoughts. I have been home 2 days and will post more when I feel a little better. Thanks again, Louise

Trina W. 22 years, 2 months ago

Paula, I wanted to thank you for your kind post and wish you the best of luck on your journey. It looks like it's been a tough one so far and I hope it gets easier for you...

charanewme 22 years, 2 months ago

Paula I'm praying for you to be able to have surgery. Follow you dreams and God will be with you.

Ieesha C. 22 years, 2 months ago

I hope you get to have the surgery. Thank you for the goodluck wishes. I'm sure you'll get approval soon. Good Luck to you.

NicoleG 22 years, 2 months ago

Oh Paula!!! I want you to have this surgery so much!! Is there someone we can write to on your bahalf? Isn't there something we can do? I can't thank you enough for your support and for signing my surgery page. I love seeing your beautiful picture by your posts on the message board. It makes me think of a lovely watercolor.

lologmom 22 years, 2 months ago

hi paula....hAPpy birthday to your granbaby! About the doc asking for money up front....there are very specific guidelines concerning Medicare. It is unlawful for docs to charge you anything except what medicare allows for any procedure. You might check with your local social security office. Medicare fraud is a very big deal and I am sure if there are irregularities with what this doc does the feds would like to know it.

Jane Wurzel 22 years, 2 months ago

One o f the best things you can do to prevent blood clots is to begin a walking program for the months you are waiting for surgery. It speeds the blood flow through your veins and significantly reduces the risk. The big gest risk factor is in someone who is sedentary and has been unable to walk prior to surgery. I was so out of shape began with walking 5 minutes twice a day and added one minute each day until I got to 30 min. You may have to do less but do something. Any increase in activity will help you. Using a Greenfield filter isn't usually done except for people whom the doc considers very high risk. Talk it over with him but get the exercise anyway. You will be surprised at how quickly your endurance improves. Best wishes for your surgery.

Suzy C. 22 years, 2 months ago

Hi Paula! I see you have had many trials, and are working on losing on your own due to financial/insurance-related issues. Yet, you have been so generous that you posted to my surgery page. What goes around comes around, and I hope you will get the break you need to have the surgery (should you choose to) and get better, no matter what. Bless you and best wishes always!

Memory 22 years, 2 months ago

Here is wishing you a speedy journey. Be healthy. My prayers are with you. I know it is a tough road. God speed.
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