Hi Fellow Buddies,
For 6 years I have been a spiney (levels L2-S1 fused 5 years apart). Right before my last surgery I found out that my neck is a massive mess: severe DDD from C3-C7 and kyphosis (oh yeah, some thoracic scoliosis which I can't even think about now!).
My neck issues currently are not bad, sleep discomfort, pain/annoyance when turning neck too much, must use a laptop, can't use a desk-top computer with a mouse. I know I will have to take care of this in the future, especially so as to not suffer any permanent nerve damage.
I guess I am just searching for any kind of input on what I can look "forward" to. How long did you wait for (whichever) surgery? Once you have become a spiney and neckie surgery "survivor", what has your daily life and/or restrictions become?
Any input is welcome, I guess I am just looking for some realistic expectations for the future.
By the way, if there are any neckies out there who are now looking at lumbar issues: I'm your gal!!!
I'm a total realist and basically have accepted my situation at (only!) 44 years old, just really looking for any input from my honest spiney/neckie friends. I feel that the more info I have to prepare with, the better off I am.