I had an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with plates, screws and cadaver bone of C6-C7 in November 2011. They found that the disc above the fusion was also bulging even worse after the fusion so they went back in and fused C5-C6 in February 2012. I have severe tenderness to teh touch on the back of my neck and severe muscle spasms. My left arm has shooting pain and constant pain in neck, shoulders, mid back and I have trouble swallowing. I used to sing before teh srgery and now, I can't. I have three children, 16, 13 and 10 all of whom are very busy with Marching Band, Football and Tae Kwan Do. I spend half of my day in the car running them from place to place trying to keep a smile on my face even though I feel like crying. My husband has tried to be understanding but now tells me to get in a better mood and that I act like I do not love him anymore which is far from the truth. Everyone tells me I am too thin or that I need to get out or that I need to exercise. My orthopedic surgeon sent me to see a pain management doctor early this month. They did Trigger point injections which was pure hell and then did 4 Facet injections on the 3rd of August. I still have NO relief. I was scheduled for 4 more facet injections on Aug 23 but something went wrong between the orthopedic doctor and the pain management doctor. I got a call from the orthopedic saying that I was NOT to see pain management doc any longer because he "wasn't doing what he was supposed too", and that they were sending me to another Pain Management doc. I hadn't hear from anyone so I called the orthos office and asked them who they were sending me too. She said, "They haven't called yo yet?" "I am SO frustrated with their office because I talked to the head RN and told her all about your case." So I called the new docs office, informed them that the head RN had the details and they said they had not gotten anything from the ortho's office. I get a call this morning from new pain docs office and they said they did not have an opening for over two weeks but that they could let me see the PA in the office on Thursday to see "if I Qualify for any of their services." I am SO frustrated and in tears. I am being bounced around IN PAIN with NO answers and RUDE office personnel. My husband is saying that I am ALWAYS negative and to try and get in a better mood. I want to EXPLODE. I was a facility medical administrator and I have lost that. I used to be athletic and I have lost that too. I used to love fishing and camping and I can't do those without extreme pain. I run my kids around in a car with no AC, barely tolerating this TX heat, trying to keep a smile on my face while my neck and body are screaming at me. I am in bed when I am not taking them places. There is so much that has changed in the past year. I have lost at least 20 pounds. I weigh about 106 lbs and I am 5'2. My muscles spasm so bad that I look like I have a webbed neck. No one understands the pain or the "mood". I feel alone. I am pissed off and I want them to fix this instead of bouncing me around until my health insurance runs out. I try to exercise as much as I can. I try to be positive and I try to be the way I used to be. I want ME back.