I have 4 herniations between c2-c7, 2 large which are pressing into my spinal cord, and 2 smaller ones. Theproblem is that the two big ones are not next to each other so my neurosurgeon ,on my first appointment with him back in September ,said that I was a definite candidate for surgery but the operation would be huge with catastrophic risks!! His exact words!
He is concerned about my age -36- but as my MRI was 16 months old, he wanted an up to date one before further discussion.
I've had the MRI, (only a slight worsening )and at my next appointment he's going to discuss surgical options.
My next appointment has just come through....31st Dec & we're on holiday....typical
going to rearrange later.
I really want to know what type of surgery he has in mind...anterior, posterior, fusion, replacement, the waiting is so tough!
Also I had a gp appointment yesterday & she's referring me for counselling as if the operation doesn't work, I've a long life ahead to suffer through! Surely I'd still be helped???
Anyway just wanted to share
Would be good to chat to anyone with words of wisdom or anything!!