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New Member in need of advice before going in for 3rd surgery

CassafrassCCassafrass Posts: 1
edited 02/13/2015 - 9:06 PM in New Member Introductions
I am a 40 year old woman. I have had 2 surgeries this far I had collecting and fusion 2013 on C6/7 then another on C5/6 2014. Now C3/4 is herniated. I'm so tired of feeling alone in this pain. I'm also becoming skeptical of the surgery process. Seems exactly one year after each surgery I'm in for another. I initially refused surgery for C3/4 as I just had surgery on C5/6 February of last year. However, now I am having anterior muscle spasms that go from jaw, ears and front of neck. When I have these spasms I cant swallow and it feels like I'm being strangled. I am once again entertaining the thought of surgery.
To complicate the issue, my husband has grown resentful of my not working, and my disability. It's not an injury people can see. It's not like a.Brown arm or severe cut. This is a pain and injury that is hard for outsiders to understand.
I feel confused and alone in this process.
Any advice is welcome.
Thank you much, Cassandra


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 02/13/2015 - 9:07 PM
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    And people saying how you look so good....as if on "better looking" days I should..could.. But don't perform better.
    I imagine it to be more difficult when it is your husband.
    But you found great place here. You don't need to tell us twice that you have pain and spinal issues.
    So sorry for those spasms. Sounds scary to feel to lose airway.
    Look around the site....lots of info.
    You might want to post with others re' surgeries. I have not that experience.
    Good luck!
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