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