Sorry you are having such a tough time:( I haven't been around for a long time myself because of many family issues...I miss everyone too!..
It's important to always take the time you need to care for yourself...I so wish they could find a good plan for you to get your pain to a more tolerable level...
Where are things standing right now? Any more possibilities with anything new? Or switching/tweaking medication? Or just plugging along....
Sending you some gentle hugs (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006