Looking for any info from anyone who has been through surgery:
My husband had L5-S1 surgery in July 2000 from a Jan 2000 injury and still has problems. Now going in for C6-C7 surgery day after Thanksgiving-only problem is the injury occured in 1988 and the army is just now doing the surgery. Has gotten to point that he is loosing control of his hands and arm-cant turn key in car to start it, dropping things he thinks he has a grip on and can turn his head to the side and his hands "jump" like if an electrical shock is going through them. Anyone have any experience with an injury that wasn't operated on for such a long time? Any thoughts on recovery rate or what to expect at this point?
Original injury was a C7 fracture which was missed until almost a year after the fracture occured. At that point nothing was done other than tell him "you will one day need surgery" Not sure what to expect and how to help him. Still has problems from lower back so worried this one will be worse due to length of time between injury and surgery. Any ideas and thoughts are appreciated.