ok here I am typing on a message board while my neck spasms for the 4 millionth time today.
I did everything right
I was losing feeling in my hands & under the threat of ending up like the poor late Chris Reeve I climbed up on an OR table at one of the foremost centers in FL with a world reknowned surgeon.
My recovery went fine---my MRI's LOOK fine my cord is no longer being squeezed & the stenosis is under control
I no longer drop things although I still stagger now & then. I was almost totally asymptomatic prior to the surgery.
I have not been able to work ONE day since surgery. My work was physical I was promised I could resume 3 mos after surgery.
I am wracked with spasms & torture in my neck & shoulder blades 24/7. I have had facet injections.I have taken antiinflamm's I have had steroid injections..
I now take antidepressant meds.
Anyone reading this that has NOT had surgery yet---RUN FOR THE HILLS & take your chances!!!!!!!!!!!!