I had my appointment with my surgeon today and was all prepared to schedule my fusion and either join January surgery buddies or start a February surgery buddies thread. But to my dismay, this wasn't the case ( at least not yet).
I have started having symptoms in my hands and fingers. I've also been getting frequent headaches. They feel like hangover headaches, but I don't drink. I really haven't paid much attention to it because my neck doesn't hurt. He checked my reflexes of my hands and they aren't as they should be, although my strength is good.
So instead of scheduling surgery he is sending me for another MRI of my cervical spine and my brain. I'm happy that he is thorough and wants to make sure he is treating the right problem and making the correct diagnosis. I'm also feeling light a balloon that just got popped. I did so much research, had all of my questions ready, and now I feel very frustrated that I'm still hanging on trying to find out exactly what's wrong.
I hope and pray everyone has a very blessed and healthful 2014!
Herniation of l5 S1 l4 , DDD , microdisectomy in June 2013 and re herniation in September
Cervical herniation at C5-7 Jan 2014 with impingement of spinal cord. 2 level cervical fusion Feb. 2014 and 2 level lumbar fusion in April 2014