Hello, this is my first post...I am a 46 year old female in decent health, work full time, have 2 wonderful grandchildren.I am scheduled for a 2 level acdf with hip graft and hardware on April 9 and am so afraid that life as I know it will be over...although the past few months haven't been the greatest. I also may have a labral tear (MRI stated "Abnormal signal at labrum". Findings, "may be a labral tear" and am not sure how much of the shoulder pain is due to the neck or if it is a labral tear. I have been reading many of the posts and I think they have made me much more afraid! I had terrible burning in both shoulders a few months ago, that has subsided....any advise would be appreciated. Thank you!
ACDF C4-5/5-6 - 04-09-2012