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Tue, May 19 11:59am · Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19 in COVID-19

My husband and I will be traveling from Tennessee to Mayo in Rochester. Thank you for your tips. I am not the most imaginative cook so I am curious to learn what type of meals you prepared to reheat in the microwave and what food did you bring to eat while traveling.
Thanks.

Wed, Mar 4 1:00pm · Severe spinal stenosis in Spine Health

I had cervical spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic 11 months ago and I do not regret it. I had numbness and tingling in my left hand, shoulder pain, and was losing strength in my left hand. Most of my symptoms have resolved. PLEASE NOTE: many orthopedic surgeons operate on the spine not just neurosurgeons. My surgeon was Dr. Ahmad Nassr whose research focuses on the spine. Please do not limit yourself to neurosurgepns only.

Thu, Jan 30 3:31pm · Is this 30? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I am glad to hear that. Keep us posted.

Thu, Jan 30 1:19pm · Is this 30? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I think you might considered seeing someone at the Mayo Clinic..,they have locations in Florida, Arizona, and Minnesota. You might have an auto-immune disease. You do not need a referral because it is possible to self-refer. I hope you find answers soon.

Wed, Jan 22 11:14am · Cervical stenosis in Spine Health

I had a 2-level anterior cervical spine fusion in April, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic at the age of 65. Dr. Ahmad Nassr did the surgery; several people working at the Clinic told me he has an excellent reputation. I had no problems with swallowing or speaking after the surgery. My only problem has been times when I am extremely fatigued but the fatigue is lessening.

Sun, Jan 12 1:42am · Prognosis in treating carpal tunnel left untreated for 50 years in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had carpal tunnel release surgery on both sides when I was 64. The surgery relieved the numbness, tingling, and weaknesd in my right hand but did nothing in terms of tne problems in my left hand. Those problems stemmed from cervical spine issues; I had cervical spine surgery almost a year ago and it helped immensely. The recovery from carpal tunnel surgery was not too bad and did not take long. Best of luck to you and keep us posted.

Nov 18, 2019 · Herniated discs, history of injections, is it time for surgery? in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I echo the huge help of Physical Therapy in getting me out of a wheelchair and keeping me out of one. In the past year, I have had two guided cortisone injections. I do my back exercises almost (!) every day and walk every day. So far, so good!