In mid April 2015 I herniated C5-6. My neurosurgeon immediately suggested acdf due to the amount of muscle loss and strength loss in my left arm in such a short amount of time as well as the numbness in my thumb and pointer finger. This past Thursday, May 21st, I was back being prepped to be taken to the operating room. IV In and everything when the surgeon, anesthesiologist and nurse all call to tell me that they had to cancel the surgery because it came back that I was pregnant! Shock, disbelief, anger, happiness, more shock, all hit me and my family. I was very much looking forward to this surgery!!
Now, in the last month I've taken,, Valium, Ibuprofen 800, Vicodin, flexeril, Valtaran, Toridol injection, toroidal pills, had 1 epidural steroid injection, a Medrol Pak, Soma and Percocet.
My question is has anyone experienced a herniated cervical disc and been pregnant? Has anyone had acdf surgery while pregnant? My OB/GYN said if I needed the surgery the best time is during the second trimester. As of right now the steroid injection has significantly decreased my pain but I don't know if I'll be able to have any more. Can anyone shed any light on my situation? I see a high risk OB doc on June 3rd in hopes that they can tell me what kind of meds I can hopefully take or if proceeding with surgery is possible.
I'm looking for anyone else's experiences with something like this.
Thank you so much!