The big result of my visit with my orthopedic surgeon today was .... Lets get an MRI. So Friday morning I get to have my 20 zillionth MRI to see what might be causing my increasing pain and radiculopathy. I did learn something new and strange - that I am actually considered a 3 level .... not a 4 level as I had thought for the past several years.
My surgeon did mention something about my original surgery that I found very interesting .... that the neurosurgeon who did my initial ACDF "used that wrong sized plate" - maybe thats why I blew the disc above, never fused, and had my cadaver spacer impact into the vertabrae. Funny these little things that are revealed over time.
Now im off to rob a bank so that I can pay for the MRI, as I am without insurance.
Oh life is fun!