Well I leave in the morning for San Jose, Ca it's 165 miles from my home. I had front neck surgery 12-8-08 C4-6 w/plate and cage. Eight months later they said my plate is loose and it did not fuse so I was sent out of town for repair surgery, they are going in the back of my neck and put a plate from C4-T2, take bone grafts from my hip to put on both sides of plate, then rods on each side of the grafts. This will be done Dec. 2nd.
The new doctor said my neck will be stable BUT I will have only a 50% chance of my pain level improving from a d- to a C+ or B- at best and a good chance my working days are over.
I really had a bad time adjusting my mind to all of this but in the end I have made peace with my God and choose to look at this as something that can improve my life and what ever comes out of it I will find God's hand in looking after me and my doctors. I will update this in the next 10 days or so, I will be in the hospital for 5-6 days.
Keep the faith, he can and will always be there.