I am a 32 y/o female who has been a volunteer firefighter/paramedic for 9 years. This is my passion. I am facing a 3 level acdf (c4-7). I have been dealing with arm/neck pain for 3 yrs after a MVA as well as numbness and weakness for the past year. I have not been online since Sept.2014. I am wondering if I will ever be able to go interior again....or act as a paramedic. My surgeon hates my neck and really doesn't want to do the surgery, because he says I am too young!!! I just want to enjoy my life and family time again, hopefully get back online as a paid firefighter again.
I would love to hear from anyone who is active outdoors and has faced a similar surgery.