Well, I'm about 2 weeks from having a cervical disc fusion and I think I'm still somewhat in denial. I decided to wait until the Holidays were over to start concentrating on having the surgery, and now that it is the New Year, I guess it's time to start the countdown. :jawdrop: I think the two biggest worries are the waiting and the unknown. :SS I think when you have to do something so BIG, you would like to have some assurance and reassurance that everything will turn out OK. Anyone out there whose had an ACDF and would like to share their success stories, would be greatly appreciated. I need some positive reinforcement right now.
I just hope that everything will be better and not worse once this whole thing is over with. I don't want to end up wishing I had waited, or regretting my own personal choice to have this done. It's one thing to be injured and forced to have surgery, it's another thing all together to make the choice to go ahead with it knowing you could have put if off until the bitter end. I'm hoping that by having my surgery now before it gets to the absolute worst, that I will be preventing permanent, irreversible damage, and will actually give my body the chance at a better more successful healing. Sorry to go on and on, but it makes me feel better to vent my worries. :S