I have had 3 cervical fusions already, 03, 04, 05. Now they have found what they call "a cleft wedge at that level". I have lived through hell and back for years not to mention having a spinal cord stimulator implanted back in '06 and have had at least 8-10 surgeries and revisions done. I had it removed completely in 09 since it was causing more pain than the benefit.
I live in pain 24/7, left my job of 15 years that I loved and no longer could do w/pain or the meds. Lost my husband it was part of what destroyed our marriage.