Just joined this group and posted within another thread. After reading all some of the posts, I can see that the best way to get some support and feedback is by starting a new thread, so without being too redundant, here goes.
I have been scheduled for have a Cervical Laminectomy with fusion from C2 through T1 for severe stenosis and spinal cord compression. I have received opinions from two neurosurgeons along with an Orthopedic surgeon, all stating that I need the surgery. I was told that without the surgery there is a 70% chance that it will get worse and I will have worsening of my symptoms (balance issues, rapid reflexes, compromised fine motor skills, etc.). It seems as if, under these circumstances, I have no choice.
I have decided to use a very accomplished Orthopedic Surgeon at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. He is extremely experienced, but, needless to say, I am so frightened, not just about the surgery, but also the outcome. It seems as if there are lots of posts about failed surgeries and horrible outcomes. I could really use to hear from people that have had positive outcomes. Is there anyone here that could offer some positive feedback? Thank you so very much......