Hi everyone! I appreciate all your responses to my last post about my fear of having surgery. I am scheduled for Jan 23rd. I have another opinion tomorrow. Right now, honestly, I am 50-50 that I will go through with it. I suppose i will be swayed one way or another after tomorrow's appt. I have two questions,can someone help?
#1. By having this surgery ( Two level cervical fusion and discectomy), am I starting a chain reaction? When I read alot of our posts, I see that most people have several surgeries. It almost seems like that by having one, its only time until you will need another.
#2. Is there anyone out there who has good days along with the bad ones? Lately, I've been feeling rather good. I had an epidural right before christmas, and since its so cold here (New Jersey), I've been pretty inactive. I find that I have most of my problems in spring and summer due to being more active. There are days I'm in horrible pain, but days that I feel good. I know one person wrote me that that happens to her, but how do you decide to have surgery when you feel good...lOL! DOes anyone else have that??? Its easy for me right now NOT to want the surgery because I feel ok. But when I get active again, I'll be in bad pain.
I have herinated discs from c4-7, all indenting the spinal cord, with severe spinal stenosis. @)