We do live here in the suburbs of the Twin Cities so we really got lucky! Not a long drive at all. He is a riot and pretty straight forward with his answers. It is nice because he doesn’t beat around the bush. It is what it is and he told us he doesn’t operate on everyone too. My husband has been dealing with this for so long and seen every kind of doctor out there. Dr Ondrey is actually our 3rd ENT to visit.
He told us that he will decide after surgery if he will be able to go home or if he will be overnight. It will all depend on how he is doing. There is a bed reserved at the hospital in case he stays.
Yes, him going out of the country for that long is kind of nerve wrecking but I am sure he will give us a name of a college we can contact if needed. I planned on asking him on Monday when he does my hubby’s surgery. We are actually going to Regions Hospital to have it done. My hubby isn’t the biggest fan of the U since it is a teaching Hospital. I get it. Anything to make him feel better I will go with. ya know?
To answer some of your questions… he has seen Dr Ondrey 3 times now. Before that he has been seen by 6 neurologists, 2 gastroenterologists, 3 neuro surgeons, 4 different pain clinics, physical medicine (botox), chiropractors, accupuncturists, has had nerve blocks, been on just about every medication that is know to man, RFA of occipital nerve, trigger point injections, 2 ENT’s and a partridge in a pear tree. So he has kind of been through the ringer with doctors. Our doctors have been from just about all over - from the Mayo, Fairview, Health Partners, TC Orthopedics, Entria, to the U of M and the list keeps rolling. Joe (my hubby) has enlongated styloid processes at 38mm on both sides. His right side is his problem child.
When is your surgery? Are you having your at the U or Regions? It is crazy that you are having yours done with him sounds like the same week as Joe is! I will pray for you during your surgery and for a speedy recovery!!!