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nancyjo95nnancyjo95 Posts: 3
edited 01/17/2016 - 10:54 PM in New Member Introductions
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.


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,816
    Hello, I am not to far from you in lake Charles, La. All my Drs reside in Houston so I know you have access to the best in the business and I hope they can get you back on your feet. Also sorry to hear about you family member.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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