Well, my greatest fear came true. My appointment with the NS turned into "I'm sorry, you have too much going on." I wouldn't want to operate on you.
Yes, I have severe stenosis and yes he's sure I have tremendous pain from the all of the multi-level foramen stenosis & nerve impingement and gosh I am just such a young woman to have such an aged cervical spine. Really - ya think?!
So, he's referring me to a physiatrist?? told me to stop seeing my PT guy, not to go back to my ortho - forget about surgery for my torn elbow tendon for now.
What about all of the pain - I ask? Just do what you are doing now, he says.
OMG - are you kidding?! If that was working do you think I'd be here?
I am just beyond frustrated.