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Neurosurgeon today

I was booked into see neurosurgeon on 28/08..but rooms rang me and ask to come in today...my c5/6 is gone and needs a decompression and fusion..only thing its under work cover so needs a second opinion...so have been put off work on a unfit to work cert till all sorted.but neurosurgeon said it cant wait long.
so the journey starts


  • Motor1MMotor1 Pittsburgh, PaPosts: 556
    edited 07/31/2015 - 2:07 AM
    Sorry to hear that you might be facing surgery. It's good to get a second opinion.
    I am also on work comp. it's been 2 1/2 years now for me. I'm beginning to think the journey is never ending!
  • BlessedMom74BBlessedMom74 Posts: 322
    edited 08/04/2015 - 6:59 AM
    It took me 19 months from onset of symptoms to my ACDF surgery. All I can say is don't wait too long. The longer your nerves are compressed, the longer it takes for your symptoms to go away after surgery. Get your second opinion ASAP and if they recommend surgery, book it ASAP. Had I done my surgery a year ago, I know I would be way ahead on the recovery timeline. But I wasn't that lucky. Don't wait too long and risk permanent nerve damage.
  • the pins and needles in legs are getting worse..thx Ill keep you updated
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