I've spent several weeks pre- and post-operation on this site, getting educated and getting great advice. I thought it was finally time for me to get engaged. On 14 August I had C-4/C-5, C-5/C-6 discectomies, C-5 corpectomy, and bi-lateral foraminotomies at each level. I also have a PEEK cage where C-5 used to be along with a titanium plate bridging the gap. Hope I spelt all that correctly :-)
So far, if I'm honest with myself, I've had a great experience with it - the pain, numbness, and tingling in my left hand and both arms has all but ceased. I still feel some spasms/muscle twitching above the elbows, but with everything they did, I wouldn't expect anything else - all that poking and prodding was sure to stimulate the nerve roots even more.
The only challenge I'm really having at present is sleeping with this hard cervical collar, but I have only a few weeks left to wear it; I'll transition to a soft collar (hopefully) at the end of September.
I thought now would be a good time to share my experience if anyone is interested. Thanks! Please click on link for helpful information Welcome to Spine-Health
Liz -Spine-health Moderator