When one day changes years of pain, it’s an amazing feeling. That long awaited moment for me was June 9, 2016 - the day I had surgery at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.
For nearly five years, I lived with chronic pain and had a life consumed by constant discomfort.
I can tolerate pain, but I had reached a point where I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t sit down, I couldn’t do anything comfortably.
I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Degen, the Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. Dr. Degen was wonderful. He personally came and took me from the waiting room to get ready for my surgery. He talked to my family and put all of us at ease.