I am having my A LIF surgery in 5 days and of course have been really stressed out and scared. This will be with two levels, decompression, spacers and pedi screws. Anyway have been doing all my pre-ops and registration this week. Well of course suddenly I have new problems! I have started having left side facial tingling and numbness, left arm and shoulder pain with tingling and numbness and left thigh shocks tingling and numbness. So of course I am freaking out thinking of stroke etc.. So went back to my doctor. Anyway I have neuropathy in both legs confirmed by EMG so of course my doctor thinks that is from the lower spine. Now my shoulder, and arm pain and numbness etc he thinks is from my neck (former cervical fusion there) , then we have this left sided facial numbness he says is from the brain. Anyway he says not to worry can still have surgery etc.. So now I guess after surgery I need to figure out why I am having neuropathy everywhere. For some reason I believe the cause is something bigger than just my spine issues especially now I am having the electric shocks up my hands. So all in all effected by the nerves are both legs, both hands, left side of my face, and left arm! Has anyone had these same neuropathic symptoms and gotten a diagnosis or something? I know you cannot diagnosis me but would like to hear who else is going through this and what you have. Maybe it will give me some ideas on what to read, or what kind of doctor to see etc...I am really starting to go why me????????? I am getting so stressed out and upset about everything I almost want to say forget it cancel!,,I can't do this!,,Had to get some xnax from the doctor today just to calm me down. I feel like this nerve issue is a BIG DEAL, seems like my regular doctor would want to run some tests or something!!!