iam new on here and would like to say hello!
iam 34 years old (male)from wales uk.
my history is 4 years i had a fall and 3 years this august i had an cervical discetomy with fusion at levels c5-c6 after suffering for 9 months and not knowing what was wrong with me,and by the time it was found i could not walk very good and was in constant pain in my right arm and,strangley my legs and feet...
after the surgery things did not get that much better as the disc on the mri had severly imbeded itself into the spinal cord and was operated on as an emergency with 24 hrs.
i have now had an mri again and the results are that c6-c7 has now got to be retracted using the same fusion op.
iam in constant pain now and find it difficult to sit for long and wake up in the night with dead arms legs ect.
iam on ibruprofen and sometimes codine and paracetamol,which is doing nothing for the pain though,iam and allways been a very activate person also i was a personal trainer(instructor)but now can not work and iam so frustrated!:-(..
iam on the waiting list at the mo for the op and it could be 4-6 months before its done,iam not looking forward to it again but i just want it done asap as i dont want to do as much damage as last time.
would it be best for me to totally rest or keep active as when i do do some exercise it brings some releif as sitting/lying the pain just gets worse..
anyways its just nice to read and hear from people that are going through what iam as its hard for others to understand the pain iam in!
it would be great to hear from anyone on here and chat