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Re: English Speaking Doctor in Dnipro
« Reply #15 on: 16:09 01-Jun-2017 »
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The one doctor I've seen so far in Ukraine disagrees. There's a completely different mindset over here. Every time me and my family get "advice" over here from a "professional", we can't help but think about the underlying corruption contained in that advice. It will often be the case when paying for medical treatment tho. Of course they won't want to cure my pain and try and lead me to agreeing to a pricey operation.

As it stands, going back to UK in a couple of weeks to see my doctor any way.

Good observation for anyone experiencing serious medical issues in Ukraine.   As I mentioned before, they tried to get me to sign up for a 60 day aerobics class with a ruptured disc, loss of sensation on one side of my body, and bleeding in my spinal column.  We have had friends here that have gone under the knife and not made it back.   

That's not to say there aren't competent physicians here too, but there are enough people that have no business practicing medicine to make it a real risk.   Have you seen the movie "Borat"?  It reminds me of that scene:  "Keep this vile of gypsy tears around your neck for protection from AIDS." 




Wish you well with your recovery.

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Re: English Speaking Doctor in Dnipro
« Reply #16 on: 17:30 01-Jun-2017 »
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And by the way, I was 100% serious about the reefer.  It's a muscle relaxant.  If someone is having back spasms, or disc pain, which only people that have had it know the sheer hell of, I am not one to say 'don't smoke a joint.'   


Oh, I know, Dr Watson, I agree 100% there. Someone very close to me in the UK used it (emphasis on used) and swore by it.


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The one doctor I've seen so far in Ukraine disagrees. There's a completely different mindset over here.


Again, agree 100%.
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Re: English Speaking Doctor in Dnipro
« Reply #17 on: 04:34 08-Jun-2017 »
Interesting reading in this thread, as I have been in the US for the last year, undergoing medical treatment that I felt could not be provided in Ukraine. Also, my US Medicare insurance is only valid in the US. In Lviv, when I am there, I only live about 30 miles from the Polish border. Is anyone acquainted with the level of medical care available in Poland...for instance in Krakow or Lublin (nearest big Polish cities to Lviv)? 
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Re: English Speaking Doctor in Dnipro
« Reply #18 on: 12:16 08-Jun-2017 »
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Interesting reading in this thread, as I have been in the US for the last year, undergoing medical treatment that I felt could not be provided in Ukraine. Also, my US Medicare insurance is only valid in the US. In Lviv, when I am there, I only live about 30 miles from the Polish border. Is anyone acquainted with the level of medical care available in Poland...for instance in Krakow or Lublin (nearest big Polish cities to Lviv)?

Probably a little better in Poland because it's a little further ahead in terms of moving towards the West.  But no personal experience.

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Re: English Speaking Doctor in Dnipro
« Reply #19 on: 20:41 29-Jun-2017 »
nick, I can absolutely relate to where you are at!

Reggie, we share many of these same stories too.


I hurt my back many years ago, and over time, aging and
the natural course of things, can make it much worse.
Having back problems even forced me to an early retirement
from a damn good Federal job in the US!

I spent a year trying to get healthy enough to resume
working, but without muscle relaxers and strong opiates,
I could not.
 
When I had the meds, I was disqualified to work. Without
the meds, I would go a day or two, then the spasms kicked
in, and literally floored me.

Reaching for the faucet to turn off... picking up my coffee
cup.. the slightest "wrong" twist, turn, or bend.. and it was
stabbing pain, electrical shocks, and torture you NEVER
want to experience.

Five years in Pain Management, and early retirement later..
I one day got sick of it all.. and decided to END this roller
coaster forever.

Got off of all these Big Pharma moneymakers, and have
been drug free now for almost 2 years.

Get the MRI.
Get many opinions.
Stay away from the hard drugs.
Go with what your gut tells you.

My first consultation, the doc wanted to do a 3 level fusion.
I found a conservative doctor, who I agreed with his approach.

Every test, every therapy, modality, injections
(God, so many!) epidurals, I was not going to have back
surgery if at all possible.

Good luck Nick.. Be rooting for ya!
 
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