I'm Carole. I'm 54 years old and have been working as a Physical Therapist Asst for 16 years. I am presently working in a Skilled Nursing facility in Kansas, but have recently had to reduce to 3 days a week due to difficulty with work duties.
DIAGNOSIS: 2007: Ruptured L4/5 disc
SURGERY: discectomy L4/5, successful
DIAGNOSIS: 2008: Cervical Foraminal Stenosis C3-7
SURGERY: Anterior Cervical Fusion of C5-7; successful and expected to come back for upper levels.
DIAGNOSIS: 2012: Cervical Spinal Cord Stenosis C3-5; Spinal canal narrowing to 6mm
SURGERY: 2012: Removal of previous 2008 plate; Anterior Cervical Fusion of C3-5; successfu