A 66 year old male "found" another neurosurgeon who offered to "try" a 4th operation for chronic low back pain.
I see a lot of patients with failed back syndromes who never seem to improve despite therapy, multiple operations and epidural injections.
I tried, as diplomatically as possible, to dissuade him from undergoing a 4th operation.
He went through with it anyway.
Surprisingly, post operatively, he's been greatly improved.
Maybe he wanted to prove me wrong.
Regardless, I couldn't be happier for him.
I hope it lasts!