Hey all..sorry it's been awhile. So I had my appointment with the nero on the 16th. The MRI image was pretty disturbing. Check out my profile pic. Alot of pressure on my spinal cord. It looks as if surgery is the only option if I dont want to suffer permanent nerve damage due to a large herniated C6-C7 disk. I don't have a date yet because I have to wait for authorization from my insurance company. The pain hasnt really worsened just become kind of annoying. The weakness in my left arm bothers me more than anything. I have been assured that I have not experienced permanent nerve damage at this point which is relief. I am anxious for the surgery but a little nervous at the same time. I think more than being worried about the surgery I am worried about the recovery. My husband is at a school for the military and wont be here for the surgery or the recovery. I will have my family to help but my Son is one and half and I hate that he wont be able to understand why Mommy cant pick him up and play with him for awhile. I now in the long run it will be for the best because it wont hurt to pick him up anymore.
I am wondering if any of you that have had similar surgeries can tell me how long you couldnt work, how long you couldnt drive, weight limitations and how the limitations were for ect.
Thanks for listening!