Has anyone had a Cervical Laminectomy? I've had an Anterior C-5 -6 -7 fusion 2 years ago but am scheduled for a C-7 to T-1 fusion and a C-6 Laminectomy in two weeks. I have a bone spur at that level pressing substantialy on my spinal cord causing my legs to ache, difficulty walking, bladder and bowel problems and I've been having a lot of neck pain as well.
Last October I had a L-4 to L-5 fusion with rods so I know what that recovery was like - not so good. What should I expect for a recovery after this Laminectomy. The surgeon said I would feel like a truck hit me afterwards - that's how I felt after Lumbar surgery. Is this one going to be as bad as that one was?
I'm 63 and everyone always said I looked a lot younger than I was up until 4 years ago when all of these spinal issues started. I've aged quickly. I only care how I feel and it's been a pain riddled 4 years non-stop. Now the surgeon says that the pain may not subside but this will delay future degeneration. That's another bridge to cross when I get there.
Any insight would be appreciated.