I am glad that you saw the Neurosurgeon and that you like him. That helps alot when it comes to having surgery. I understand your feelings about
having surgery but you are right, it is not going to get better by waiting any longer.
The 28th is not too far away so I hope that your other tests come out okay and nothing stands in your way of getting this done, especially since it will help with the left arm stuff.
Neck fusion is nothing like what it used to be, now it is so much easier for the patient and the recovery period is not so bad.
I hear the worst part is if they make you wear a neck brace for a while. Did the surgeon tell you anything about
I know not all of the surgeons use them.
Good luck to you,
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.