Yep that sums it up, driving myself crazy over ACDF of C5&6. Do it, yes, no, maybe so? Its been only 6 months, did all the tests, have a great NS who is letting me try what I want to (Chiro). Well I was sick over the weekend, just some stomach bug so I couldnt even take my anti inflamitories, but hey didnt really hurt. But then oh yeah more tingles, more pain got back up to about a 5 on the good ol pain scale, couldnt get into a "safe position" that usually stops everything in its tracks, decided the heck with it cut these damned things out of my neck, but then wake up no pain minor tingles, go to work, come home and have pain again bad enough last night that I was ready to go for the surgery, this AM no pain minor tingles. Its all driving me insane!! The other part of all this is the fact that currently I have fantastic insurance coverage, but this is set to change in January. So I have the argument in my head, get it now with the good insurance wont have to pay much if anything, then I go to... the heck with money were talking about my cervical spine here, again another argument in my head that drives me nuts. All I want is to feel good, no pain, no tingles, and move on with life. Im not conviced after about 6 months of chiropracty that this is doing anything for me, the drugs seem to help most of the time, but I hate pills especially NSAIDs !! Scary stuff! My MRI shows Im 2mm away from not having a choice anyway so maybe I should just do it, and of course just typing that has thoughts of NO dont do it running through my head. Although Ive never had an operation ever in my 39 years, I just want to do whatever Im supposed to do to make life better, but am going nuts trying to figure that out! I know 2 people that have had this done, they say "what are you waiting for?" they healed fine, no issues, quick back to work and they moved on with life. Thats all I want to do. Thanks for letting me VENT!!