MRI Conditional Device
I was scheduled to have an MRI at my local hospital in preparation for surgergy for avascular necrosis of the shoulder which causes me intense pain spasms 20-30 minutes long up to 4 times a day. I'm basically homebound because of this. I've been working on getting shoulder replacement surgery for 3 years and the surgeon finally ordered an MRI so I could have the surgery. Unfortunately, I had to have a pacemaker implanted 2 weeks ago and the hospital says they won't do the MRI because of the pacemaker even though it's MRI Conditional and online research says they could do it but they just have to go through special steps. I can't take this agony in my shoulder much longer and have even considered suicide to escape the daily misery. Is there anything else that can be done besides an MRI to provide my surgeon with the information he needs to perform surgery? I guess it's what I get for living in a rural area where the medical community refuses to come into the 21st century.