I thought I would give a update on my C4,5 - C5,6 - C6,7 cervical fusion. To give a little background on my condition, I had bone spurs removed C-4,5 and C5,6 from the back side of neck on June 4 2011 and when I woke from surgery my right arm was very weak that I could not move it. My hand and fingers were ok. It was not like that before the surgery. Doctor said he had seen this before and the nerves didnt like to be messed with and should get better with time. I went to PT for 30 visits and my right arm got about 50% better and just seem like it stopped at that point and didnt get any better. Then it started to get weaker down to around 25% with pain and muscle spasms returning plus pain in my right shoulder area.
My surgeon ordered a Mylegram with dye and a Nerve study of my arm to see what was going on. My surgeon said that he didnt see anything on the mylegram to pinpoint the cause and sent me for a second opinion to make sure he didnt miss anything. After the second surgeon looked at my MRI he said I still had bone spurs pushing on some nerves and I needed a 3 level fusion to take care of this and maybe get my arm back.
Now here we are 8 days postop. I had bone taken from my hip which it hurts a little but not to bad and was ordered a Aspen hard collor to wear for 6 weeks. I also will be getting a bone stimalater next week at my first check up.I still see no change in my right arm but it is still early yet and I have faith. I have been sleeping in my recliner off and on but for the last 2 nights I have tryed the bed but still not sleeping but 2 to 3 hours and back to the recliner.
I am sorry for dragging on but just needed to talk about it. I have been reading alot of posts on here for information and thought I would post mine. Thanks everyone for all the information it has helped me alot.