I'm not talking about life or killing myself. What I mean is when does it come to the point that you just can't face another surgery that may or may not help? I have at least two more major surgeries coming up. Shoulder replacement first, then lumbar (final decision on what surgery is still to come). Up until now I have let the pain decide or the possibility of being paralyzed.
These next two surgeries are for pain relief and possibly to regain some use of my arm. But I have to admit that I'm tired! I'm just wearing out mentally as well as physically. Shoulder replacement takes some very hard and painful therapy after the surgery, and I just wonder if I'm up to another bout of therapy.
At least I have quite some time before any more surgery, cause I have to fully fuse from my cervical surgery first before anything can be done with my shoulder. Maybe any doubts will be long gone by then.
I guess my question is for those who have had several(3 or more) spinal surgeries. Has it been worth it? Have your pain levels been lowered enough to make it worth it? Are you able to function much better? Were you able to have any better quality of life?