Lordy, Lordy, Pete, I must be having a Dilaudud moment. I took two not long ago trying to get this aching body and back calmed down. Its so weird my back had been feeling great every since my meds got all changed up in my pump, but when this bug or whatever hit me, my back hut so bad I felt like it was broke in half. I am not a cryer at all, I cried I hurt so bad.
Well, my friend the search is going to be on for another neuro opinion. I sure hope you will stick with the neurosurgeon for any surgery, those guys are the best. They have much more knowledge and training dealing with the nerves over an orthopod. Always saw much better results with a neuro and less recovery time, better surgery outcome all the way around.
Now that you know whats going on with this neck might be a good time to sit down and priortize your medical needs before giving the company the big royal flush. lol
Take big deep breaths and don't let those idiots get the best of you at work. They are just not worth it. You know I worked for a law firm 18 yrs, I had a wonderful boss. He got dx'd with colon cancer, had the surgery everything went great. My boss was a severe diabetic that did not keep it under control. We had gone thru a big dovorce with the other partners and they all left, best thing that could have ever happened, they leeached off my boss' name and money. So, that left us w/o a trial lawyer and we eventutally found one in west Texas. He was a natural in the courtroom. Everything is going along great, then my boss had a sore on his foot that he told no one about and he had gangrene set in. They had to remove his leg to right above the knee. At that time he decided to hang up his law practice and work his cattle. He gave the our trial lawyer a golden egg. He got the practice paid my boss a % and even sold the building to him. Cancer returned and my old boss died. Very sad time in my life as I had also just lost my Dad and these were two important men in my life, poof gone. It got real squirrely at the office tons of problems I will not go into. But let me tell you what I did. Emotionally I was a wreck from the death of my Dad, he had spent 6 months of his last 12 months in a hospital so that tells you something, I was having terrific problems with my neck and back and doing trigger point injections every two weeks just to keep working, did that for years, along with shots of Decadron IM that nearly killed me. I quit my job Pete, I was done, I was a cooked Louie, stick a fork in me I am done. The smartest thing I ever did in my life was quit that job and I wish I would have quit the day my boss retired, but I really thought I needed to be there, I was so stupid. The moral of this story is; stick it out long enough to get your major medical needs met, then high tail it out of there. You will be totally amazed at how much better you will feel getting out from under all that stress. I could not believe the difference in me, my dr said why do you think I have been harping at you for so long to quit, the place was killing you. Don't ever let a job put you in that situation, its just not worth it my friend......Susie