My Dr. has told me the reason Ive not had a significant enough recovery from cervicle mylopathy - at least not what I wanted was due to Spinal Cord Edema. For me its continuing numb and stiff limbs, tighness in my shoulders, loss of balance and all of that. I feel like Ive been warning tight gloves forever. :-( I was encouraged by others who said 6-12 months after their last surgery (Ive had two now and Im all decompressed) they were 80-90% better. Good grief Id take %70 at this point. So I guess I'm disappointed at this point. I have no clue what the future is.