I am a 33 y.o. male who happens to be an RN. I had ACDF c5-c6 on 9/14/09. In July I started having numbness/tingling to my right arm associated with intrascapular pain as well as left shoulder pain. Prior to surgery I was very physically active and would compete in jiu-jitsu. To make a long story short my symptoms became so severe that on 8/17/09 I collapsed at home after a minor routine physical workout. When I came to, I literally had the feeling of what we call in the medical field "impending doom" or feeling like your going to die. On my second ER visit the MRI showed severe spinal stenosis. Although my surgery went very well with no complications, I have not been myself. Positives-no more numbness/tingling, pain decreased. Negatives-The worst is the anxiety/depression(never suffered from it before).I've tried numerous medications from otc to prescription to help with both the emotional and physical pain. So far the only thing working for me is Zoloft for depression and Xanax for anxiety and even more as a muscle relaxant. What makes this hard is that I have no recollection of any known tramatic event that may have caused this. Basically, surgery and recovery went well, it was the actual spinal stenosis that threw my central nervous system out of whack!