Okay, well I am back. Its been awhile since I last posted. Since then, I have had good days and bad days, but mostly good days. I still don't know what is wrong, but I am doing my best to have more good days. I find that most times if I wear my neck brace to bed, I will wake up without pain. But I don't wear the neck brace every night and sometimes I wake up with pain and sometimes I don't. it is quite annoying to have to wear it, but if it can help me, then I guess I will do it.
I know there is something wrong in there, in my neck. I feel the pain comes from me looking at either side in my sleep. Something is just not right, but the MRI didn't show much (spondylosis with tiny bone spur, and mild degeneration) and the doctors feel that is not what is causing my pain. They say there is nothing they can do. So I have to just have to take it in my own hands.
As a result of having more good days than bad, my depression has almost completely went away, which is great. I am able to live more of a normal life.
I have decided it is too soon to try and settle this claim as I am still in pain. I have a little over one year to settle, so I have plenty of time. i hate to settle than find out later that I do need surgery or something, granted I have health insurance. Its been 10 months of hell, but I feel there is an end near, or at least I hope so!