Surgical notes: If I’m talking, I’m still alive
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A long day of in the health care maze starts at the patient intake area. | Neil Steinberg | Chicago Sun-Times

The day before surgery, we met again with Dr. Patel. He explained there were a few actual risks to discuss, such as the chance of my being paralyzed, though this was rare. This is Part 2 of my Spine Surgery Summer Series. If you missed Monday’s column, you should start there.

The nurse’s urgency startled me.

“Do you think it’s OK to wait until Tuesday?” I said.

”If your condition...

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