I have had three previous cervical spine surgeries. ACDF in 2007 then a posterior foraminotomy in 2007 then a revision ACDF with BMP protein in 2009. My pain has come back and is severe. Had an MRI last week which shows I have a bulging disc with bone spurs and spinal cord flattening at my C6-C7. Surgeon says I need a posterior fusion and removal of bone spurs, however he says that because of the previous surgeries he wants a myleogram done for a better look. I got papers in the mail today and couldn't believe what I read so I googled the test and couldn't believe the HORROR stories associated with this test. Does ANYONE know ANYTHING or have any personal experiences with having this test done? I have been in tears since reading the test papers and the stories and do NOT think I can go through with this test. I have severe anxiety every time I go to the hospital and this looks worse than the actual surgery. ANY advice appreciated (good or bad) I would love to hear from people with good experiences after this test but I am looking for ALL information I can get so I can decide what's best for me. Anyone know what happens if I refuse this test? I'm wondering if they will even do my surgery if I refuse.