Okay, I saw the NS today , my surgery is scheduled for October 7th. I asked him all kinds of questions, he said my cut will be on the right and it will be vertical because that is easier to get higher up?? Also I asked about the left and right side thing and he said that when since he is right handed it is easier for him, So ther we have it.
I asked him about doing the bone marrow thing instaed of taking bone from my hip and he said that he will ask other neuro surgeons that do this and will let me know, he said that he him self does not do it and said that cadaver bone works pretty well and that he does not have a high non fusion rate at all. (he did over 800 surgeries) Yes I asked all of that..
I have to get another MRI soon because they don't use MRI's older then 6 months.
I asked the question again what would happen if I did not get the surgery and he said; well you won't get paralized, but you won't get any better either. He aslo said that he has neck issues and that he does not want any body "messing" with his neck :jawdrop: very comforting I thought, but I guess if I was making my living as a neuro surgeon I would delay surgery also. He said he uses a traction device everytime he has pain or tinnling in his arm.
So then I asked well what if I don't have the surgery and do what you do will I get better and he said No but it migyht help your symptoms. So basicly I found out that if I don't have the surgery My neck and spondylosis and stenosis will either stay the same or get worse,but it will never get better.
Who had this dillema because now I don't kknow if I should do the surgery or not. ~X( :W ~X( He said it could stay the same or get worse...what to do what to do