My neighbor Karen, who is a claims processor for another insurance company, asked me what surgery the Arlington Group had planned. After I told her she looked at me for quite a bit and then said "they're doing a 4 level fusion without getting a pre-auth? Some thing's not right there." I suspect she's correct, that someone dropped the ball at Arlington, or just did very shoddy work.
On 6/5 I go for my second opinion. What I suspect this Orthopedic Specialist is going to say is that 5 weeks ago I traumatized the hell out of my lower back, the result of falling down so many times. five weeks ago I couldn't lift my right foot more then 1 inch off the ground, that problem has completely gone away. I couldn't go up or down stairs, now there's no problem as long as there is a banister. I could only get around using a walker - today I only use a cane when I'm out in public. I think my traumatized back is healing.
What do I think this new specialist will prescribe? I suspect Physical Therapy and perhaps a steroid injection. I am sure he's going to take a much more conservative approach to my lower back issues. Hopefully I will be back at work in a month or so because sitting around is boring as hell. And I don't mind exercising at all. Jees, I have almost a full gym at my house, I would really like to start using the equipment again.