I've spent the past few days reading all of your posts on having neck surgery. I'm going in to have a spine fusion done on 8th November 2011 - C4-5 & C6-7.
My problems started when I was 9 yrs old. I dived into a pool and hit the bottom !!! Many years later (I'm 52) I'm finally at the stage of constant neck pain, weakness and pain in my left arm and unable to work.
I live alone and I'm getting a bit worried about managing on my own when I come home from hospital. I also have two small dogs that are going into boarding whilst I'm in hospital and I'm not sure if I should have them back with me when I come home or not? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm scared about this surgery but I'm excited too, I can't wait to be able to do things again.