I had ACDF surgery on C5-6 in late Aug. The disk had been bulging and pressing against my spinal cord. I had severe muscle weakness in legs and arms/hands, more on the left side. Muscle cramps and spasms. Loss of balance. I had to use a cane to walk. Incontinence. Great difficulty getting up from a seated position. I had several falls which injured my knees. The surgeon said he couldn't guarantee complete recovery after the surgery but he felt I would see a lot of improvement. At first, after the surgery, I did think I was getting stronger. Was in a rehabilitation hospital for a week and they had me use a walker for safety to prevent falls while my neck was healing. At home I used a cane and in other places I felt safe. I returned to work early, I had no choice since I had very few sick days to use. The past month I have noticed increased weakness in my hands, my right side is now almost as weak as the left. My balance is still not good and my feet are dragging again. I'm using the walker all the time now. About a week ago I started being unable to pull myself out of the car when getting home from work. It's like my body reaches a certain point where the muscles just stop working. I am waiting on an appointment with the surgeon Dec. 18. I have told them about my worsening symptoms but was told they'd put me on a waiting list for an earlier appointment. I'm scared and worried. I can't afford to lose my job that I love so much. I have a new grandson that I cannot pick up. I was always the caregiver in the family and now there is no one left to take care of me. I don't want to be this way. There are so many things I want to do.