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darn conective tissue disorder, here I am

well having had stenosis of my Aortic valve and survived open heart surgery in Jan 2007 now at 49 my neck is shot,
Surgeon doing a C4-C7 ACDF end of May so I can finish bowling ( got to have priorties ) .

I looked at the MRI and can see no spinal fluild around that area at all where it is above and below, also have spurs around C5-C6 , been dealing with Pain Management on and off for 4 years, this time last year got to where I had numerous Cervical injections and rhizotomies and at it's worse was on Oxy and Fentanyl just to be able to sleep. Well got it down to were
4 10/325 Hydrocodone has the pain at bay but now for 2 months I can't feel my right thumb and index finger and the lack of dexterity is affecting my work.

So like with my heart I find a forum and now I have too many questions.

The only saving grace is this time I have a loving and caring wife. My ex-wife confided in me that during my OHS
she wished I died, how comforting to know that. Well she's out of my life and I found a woman who truly cares
for me and can help me through my recovery.
Jan 2007 Aortic and Pulmanary Valves replaced
ACDF C4-C7 May 24 2013


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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