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Urgent surgery in the am,now I'm really scared !

grandmesamomggrandmesamom Posts: 181
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Greetings to all,
My surgery was moved up to Nov 3rd because my symptoms are worsening and now include both arms. It has been a very long journey to get diagnosed and treated for this. I saw a new NS who had no trouble identifying my problem and discussing the urgency of the situation. He told me if I want to avoid permanent injury that I need to take care of the spinal cord compression quickly.The insurance company even went along with he NS and approved the surgery.
So here I sit here tonight very frightened of the unknown. The Dr is calling this a revision surgery( I had ACDF C6-7 last year),with a ACDF C5-6 with instrumentation. The first surgery wasn't bad at all , so I am confident this will go just as easy. They are not using my own bone this time so that should be easier. They just feel i will be at high risk for vocal cord problems as I was last year.
Please keep me in your prayers . I am trying to stay as positive and calm as I can to my family, but I am so frightened. Things can only get better for me !!
Best wishes to all,


  • Good luck with your surgery,i will say a prayer for you.....
  • In just a few hours you will be having surgery and I just wanted to wish you well with that. I hope that you tolerate this one as easily as it sounds you did the last one. Is it a revision just from the anterior approach, or is he going in from the back? Posterior entails much more recovery and much more pain, so I hope you are able to avoid that. Please keep us posted on your recovery, and if I can answer any questions, please feel free to PM me.
    Surviving chronic pain one day at a time, praying for a reprieve because living another 40 years like this doesn't sound too fun!
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  • Just wanted to wish you well on your surgery. if you have been thru it before, you know what to expect. at least you do not have alot of time to think about the surgery for days or weeks, that is rough. we are all thinking about you always LEO ;)
  • My prayers and thoughts are with you. O:)
  • My prayers and thoughts are with you. O:)
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  • Good luck.. You will do just fine. Just remember no more pain. I will be thinking of you and sending you happy thoughts.
  • I wish you all the best on your surgery today. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I don't know much about necks but I wish you well.
    Sounds lik eyou have a good NS.
  • You're going to be just fine. You are in my thoughts and prayers all day. I wish you a stress free happy day. >:D<
  • It's a good feeling to know you have a support community who are rooting for you. In my prayers for your recovery.
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