Here is a long story shortened up.;) I went and got a second opinion due to getting the run around with old PM and surgeon. With in 20 minutes of some papers faxed over to the place where I got the 2nd opinion, PM dropped me. I recieved a phone call and they said PM won't see me anymore, this was 2 days short of a refill. Nice.
The new surgeon ordered a MRI and cat scan to see where things were at with the other two herniated discs(one above and below the fusion). I also had one more nerve block. The surgeon said if this last nerve block didn't help, he would fuse my C6-C7. He spent an entire 1 1/2 hours with me discussing all my neck issues. I see him again on Monday and will find out for sure and discuss the MRI and cat scan readings.
My old PM told me that if I were to have another fusion that it would cripple my life and he wanted to shove two leads of a SCS for pain control. This new surgeon says once everything is fixed I'll be able to go running again.
It's been 6 months since my last fusion and my C5-C6 is a 100% fused.