C5-C6 cervical disc surgery
I read some of your responces and postings and lots of them are as if I would describe my problems. I have c5-c6 moderate disc herniation with compression into my spine(about 25% into the spine) which blocks the interspinal fluid from floating around my spine. I am always weak, when I walk a bit my whole body gets weak and all muscles seems not to work.I am in chronic pain, I always feel pain. I complain so much to my doctors that they started to think its because I am very anxious person. They put me on bunch of anti anxiety and anti depression pills,but I am not getting better. My hands are weak,my legs are weak,I have vertigo. I am chronicly tired. In morning I can not make a fist. I cant sit, walk, lay or stand for extended periods of time- talking about period of 3+ minutes without being bothered by pain and forced to switch position I am in. My neurologist says I have to have the surgery done to prevent possible permanent damage.
I am so scared of surgery. I am diabetic for last 28 years and I worry I will not wake up,or get infection or just any other complications. I also have skipping heart beats,so I am worried even more that my heart could just stop under all those drugs I will be under. I am not sure what to do. I have 2 and a 1/2 year old baby boy and I am unable to do anything with him and that is why I want to have it done. But I am afraid of thr risks. If anyone has any input togive me advise, or just some reassurance or share their experience I would be very greatful. Thank you for reading this.