hello everyone. I have been around for a while and am ready to share my problems.
cord compression-broad annular bulge-endplate ridge with bilateral foraminal stenosis c6-7.
moderate cord deformity and compression-broad annular bulge-endplate ridge c5-6.
mild effacement on anterior surface of cord at c4-5 on right of the midline and c3-4 on the left of the midline without significant cord deformity due to focal annular bulge.
signs of degendrative disc dease c5-6 c6-7 with mild spondylosis.
there is more in the neck but I dont have it in writing, also I have several problems in L3 4 5.
my neuro wants to operate but I forgot exactly what he said he wants to do. I was in total shock!!!!!! I am the bigest chicken in the world!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been putting off this surgery for months and it seems like my symptoms are getting a little better. I can stay up for a few hours a day now. I really dont know to what to say except I am scared as hell and you are all sooooooo brave.
Brenda you sound like you have been through it all and have such a good attitude you are strong people here.
Thanks for listening.