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Urgent surgery in the am,now I'm really scared !

grandmesamomggrandmesamom Posts: 181
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Greetings to all,
My surgery was moved up to Nov 3rd because my symptoms are worsening and now include both arms. It has been a very long journey to get diagnosed and treated for this. I saw a new NS who had no trouble identifying my problem and discussing the urgency of the situation. He told me if I want to avoid permanent injury that I need to take care of the spinal cord compression quickly.The insurance company even went along with he NS and approved the surgery.
So here I sit here tonight very frightened of the unknown. The Dr is calling this a revision surgery( I had ACDF C6-7 last year),with a ACDF C5-6 with instrumentation. The first surgery wasn't bad at all , so I am confident this will go just as easy. They are not using my own bone this time so that should be easier. They just feel i will be at high risk for vocal cord problems as I was last year.
Please keep me in your prayers . I am trying to stay as positive and calm as I can to my family, but I am so frightened. Things can only get better for me !!
Best wishes to all,
Bethy
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