I have surgery coming in two days. I have had the following surgeries:
ACDF C6-C7 with plate application and rods
Anterior/Posterior L4-L5, L5-S1 with cadaver bone in both,
The surgeries all happened in July 07 for the Cervical and October 07 for the lower back.
I was doing great for the past year except for constant lower back pain. All the doctors have said my hardware down below needs to come out soon.
About three works ago I awoke with severe pain in my neck and my left arm was horrible. MRI showed severe impingement and severe neuroforminal stenosist.. Needs immediate surgery which is Wed. Doctor said this time my throat will hurt alot more because he needs to peel the esophagus SP? CAN ANYONE LET ME KNOW WHAT I AM IN STORE FOR, MORE PAIN? LESS PAIN THAN BEFORE, HOW LONG IN HOSPITAL? ETC THANKS