I have been diagnosed with Cervical neural foraminal stenosis and nerve root impingement at 2 levels and have had repeated epidural injections and one radio frequency ablation treatment. All of these have lost their effectiveness and I am suffering severe pain in my neck, shoulders, arms and hands. 2 pain management docs and my surgeon have said surgery is next. The problem is I had abdominal surgery in 2001 found I had contracted MRSA. A large abcess developed in surgical area. I am afraid of the upcoming surgery as it is involving the cervical spine and will be so close the base of my brain. What should I do?
Am I worrying needlessly? I understand once you have MRSA it is always colonized in your body and will return. It was nearly fatal the first time. Help!