Regarding your statement "Mainstream tend to excel at trauma injuries such as yours." Yes that is probably true but the key lies in whom the neurosurgeon is and the cost of such procedure regarding our insurance. The cost these days is insane and that is why I have not moved forward. I live in a small town and need to go to a major city. Don't have a clue about most of the surgeons. Know any? :)
My father died from similar operation recently. That is still fresh in my mind. He survived the surgery , to get MRSA, in his surgical wound then his blood, then resultant toxic encephalophy with other hospital acquired infections of pseudomonas and fungal infections in his lung. The surgery itself was $465,000 with a 9 day stay in the hospital, that is not including the one month that followed for intensive care treatment related to above complications. Had he lived, he would have lost his house and his shirt and would have needed permanent caretaker for most of his needs. Well our insurance will not cover that, it is grossly limited. But I guess really the complications of his surgery which ultimately caused his death, have me wishing to go another route.
It does need to be done. In reality I have no other choice except for the prospect of a miracle. But then again my friend tells me G-d help those who help themselves.Wishing for an answer is like rocking in a chair all day, you can rock all you want but you still have gone no where from the original spot. I hope to find a good affordable neurosurgeon. There is one out there, right ?? :) I like the idea of medical tourism. Go to another country, have a nice visit, get the surgery and return with a tan.. sounds like a nice package.
BTW , when I said I wished I knew some people in my situation, I meant other people who have needed "critical" surgery. I met a few locals who had surgery on the spine and were still left with signicant and incapacitating and or intractable pain and still on high dose pain killers. I won't repeat what the doctor office told me about the risk , but it was rather depressing and definitely made me think what was the point of surgery then. But really the Water Fasting is preparing me for a better way to handle all the stuff I might encounter at a later date. I will get another opinion shortly to see how quickly I have to move on this.
Thank you again for your sentiments. You truly are a gift and g-dsend to this board. I really appreciate your indepth answers and diligent research and the effort you put into all your answers/commentaries. I can tell you have a beautiful soul Chrisb1.