I have been told by 2 neurosurgeons that I need to have ACDF for C5 through C7. I am in a lot of pain but am currently unwilling to schedule my surgery as my 88 year old mother is is hospice care at home. My parents live over 3 hours away and I would be unable to travel if something happened. My husband wants me to go ahead and schedule the surgery. He said that my family would understand if I was unable to go to my mom's funeral. What he doesn't understand is that I would never forgive myself if I was unable to be there.
So I am going to grin and bear it for the time being. Actually I should change that to grimace and bear it. I am lucky that I have worked at the same company for almost 9 years. They have have adapted my office and they know that surgery and recovery is in my future, we just don't know when.
I am so glad to have found this forum, where people understand how painful this can be.