Hi All: I have just been introduced to this site and I'm so glad to learn from other's experiences. In May 2012 I suddenly noticed numbness and severe weakness to my left arm. I've been an RN for 23 years, and have been heartbroken as to how quickly I lost my career. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease & every form of arthritis known to man. I had removal & fusion of C5 & 6 in March 2013. My Dr. Said "it will be another 20 years before you need more surgery." Well, 1 year & 7 months later, I am prepping for C3 & 4 this month. I have a strong family history with these disorders. I am very concerned that my children & grandchildren will also have problems. I can use all the prayers & advice anyone can share.