so i had my appt. for follow up from ordering a ct scan of my cervical 2 wks. ago from N.S. , who did my surgery last June 09. been 10 mth. he walked into the room, and asked how i was feeling, i told him the same, extreme pain in the neck, sharp piercing sometimes, upper back burns, pain down arms, and left thumb and index finger. and also pain in radiating into my ears, and somedays i cannot even turn my neck at all. He then asked me if i could live with the pain?? I looked at him, and he proceeds to tell me that there is a gap in the cadavor bone he used, but the hardware is fine. but he tells me that since i have rsd, and fibro, and all my other issues, it is hard to tell where the pain is coming from. He said he could go back in and redo the surgery, only this time he would have to use bone graft from me. and with rsd, it would hurt worse , and he could not guarentee that the surgery would even help. so my husband was with me, and we already have an appt. with another big university somewhere else, with a specialist at the end of the month. so we are going to wait and see what he says , and go from there, their are alot of issues to address with me, and now i have just added another one. :S i really have enough chronic pain going on the way it is, the ct scan also showed a weakened disc c2/ c3 also above. Jeesh! ~X( can anyone tell me were they told the same thing as I was about results? mine was c5 / c6 by the way. with plate and 3 screws.
thanks for listening soft hugs LEO >:D<