Rod-- he told me that he had spoken at the National and that he was well-received. He did not mention the alternate mesh. He wants to use the titanium mesh with her. I asked him about the swine tissue but he didn't seem too impressed by it.
Originally Posted by RodRussell
I am really undecided about doing the surgery, as the outcome is so uncertain. She has a lot of damage to the spinal cord which can't be reversed. His hope is that he will prevent more damage but she will still need meds. He was very surprised that her symptoms are so minimal. Her medication really controls them and I am vigilant about adding more when needed. I have learned her triggers and medicate accordingly. We are on the low end of meds, so lots of wiggle room there, as needed.
Holly, Oliver, Rosalita, and Scarlett