My name is John and I have surgery scheduled for 3-1-2013.
I had a chair collapse in January 2011 and hit my head and was knocked in conscience. Since then I have had problems with major neck pain. Durning November 2012 I started having pain in right shoulder and what I describe as termites crawling the bones in my right arm. I have been dropping items for two years. Having problems sleeping because of the pain.
I have had MRIs on back, neck, and shoulder. At C4 C5 he MRI shows there is little spinal fluids passing because of the damage to my vertebrae. I have been through physical and occupational therapies. Shots and epidural all with only minimal and short relief.
I have learned a lot about what to expect. I learned a lot from the lists of good to have items for post surgery.
Thanks for all the great information.
C4 C5 ACDF
Surgery scheduled 3-1-2013