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Identifying and Treating TC and SM

Postby Sandy » Wed May 16, 2007 2:53 pm

Hey everybody!

And good to see you, too.

Just got my newsletter from the ARkansas Spinal Cord Commission. Their conference will be on on Friday, June 15th. I really wish I could go! I don't know anybody who lives down there or I would try, the cost is only $15.00.

Travel is so very hard, and I"d have to go down a day early and stay a day after. So there is the downer on it...sigh...

At 2:45-3:45 there will be a session on Identifying and Treating Tethered Cord and Syringomyelia, presented by Dr. Frederick Boop, M.D., Chief, Neurosurgery, LeBonhuer Hospital, Semmes Murphey Clinic, Memphis, TN.

I'm going to see if there is any way this will be online afterwards, I'll let everybody know if there is.

But imagine my surprise when I saw that! I'd really like to know more about this.

Does anyone have any experience with Dr. Boop? And no, I don't know his sister, Betty, either! :lol: I do have a friend with that nickname, though.

Wishing everybody a pain free day!
sandy :D
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Postby mac » Wed May 16, 2007 8:34 pm

Hey Sandy, I'm glad you posted this and I'd be very interested in reading the transcripts later, if they are available. I think it'd be awesome if there was someone there in ARK who'd be a good surgeon to go to for this stuff!

Hope you feel better, soon!

love, mac

Postby Sandy » Thu May 17, 2007 11:10 am


Unfortunately several docs here in Ark (supposed specialists) have told people their sx were not in any way related to their syrinx. Basically saying that SM cannot be painful. Can you believe that? Another case of walk in my Land's End mocs! One of them was at Arkansas Children's HOspital, a doctor I had been considering being referred to if need be...but not now, of course.

This doc is not my doc, Dr. Boop is out of Memphis. I do have a great doc, though. He's always been really good. My doctor's name is Dr. Klepper. He's Internal Medicine.

You know I reread my post and I think there is no way in heck I could travel down there no matter how bad I wanted to! I can barely stand the 7 mile trip to town and back.

But again I was very glad to see SM on the agenda. I hope the doctors who haven't been much help here in ARkansas to people who have sought them out get to attend or at least get the info from this.

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