I went to see the neurosurgeon today and was both terrified and excited about whatever the outcome may be.
He was a very nice guy and quite thorough with his exam and questioning in my opinion. I was happy with that.
But when he came in at the end of it all after reviewing my cervical spine MRI from back in August he said he agreed with the orthopedic spine surgeon I'd previously seen that he wouldn't operate on it.
He is referring me to a new pain management doctor, and having me see a neurologist, and having an MRI done of my brachial plexus. So he's not just ignoring the problem. But I'm just so frustrated. I'm getting to a pretty darn disabled point now. I can't live like this forever, and if they all won't operate on it what the hell am I supposed to do? I know surgery isn't necessarily going to be a magical fix, but I'm completely losing my life and I guess I'm just going insane at this point and this appointment was thoroughly depressing.
Microlaminectomy and discectomy at C7-T1 on April 26th.