Hello, my name is Erin. I am 30 years old. I had occiputal to c3 fusion over 5 years ago. Wish this site was around when I had it or if it was that I would have found it. I had to have surgery because my c1 was congenitally fused with my occiputal and c2 and c3 were congenitally fused. I complained for years of headaches everyday. No doctor listened to me. They insisted all I was was stressed. Eventually things got worse and started having trouble holding on to things and finally ended up getting seizures. My Neurologist finally decided to give me an MRI and found that my spinal cord was being pinched between where c1 and c2 were. I had an amazing recovery. Never felt better in my life. Living headache free was amazing. The only thing that bugged me was the instrumentation. Recently I have been having trouble with headaches and holding on to things again. I also think I can feel my instrumentation again. I am getting a little worried. I do not want anymore surgery!!! Thanks for listening. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone.