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New neck pain.*Fusion Scheduled*



  • Well, my call today to the triage nurse, got me an appointment tomorrow with the dr. My hand is cold, I cant write at all, its just sort of like a cramp from my neck to my finger tip. All things that when my family doctor sent the new referral last week she neglected to mention, DAAAHHHHHH! If people got paid my their job performance I bet there would be alot of unhappy workers.

    Wish me luck!
  • Good luck! I had the same issues with my hand getting cold, numb, and tingling. After my fusion it was all but a memory and now I have a new set of issues! Ugh!!!

    Best of luck to you and keep us posted!
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  • I met a wonderful doctor at a teaching hospital. He started off by telling me that he is very conservative. I spent 4 hours there talking with the nurse, PA and then him. He is perfectly willing to work with me and the PM doctor due to my multiple dx's. He said he can help prevent more damage but is unable to help with the lumbar area due to extensive scar tissue, no ammount of surgery will help. Cervical fusion is scheduled for the end of March, pending I dont have worsening symptoms. He said next Tuesday but I need alittle time to wrap up things at work. He says he uses no neck brace and just a 2 inch scar. He will only be doing the one level with a plate. And I should be able to return full time within a month. We will see how it goes. Unfortunetely he doesnt feel I will get all of the mobility/strength back but the pain and headaches should be gone. Yeah!

    He also encouraged me to go right for the SCS if the PM will do that, and skip the Lysis and Ryhzotomy.

    Thanks everyone for your support.
  • Great news Shell.

    The count down begins.

  • JulieA said:
    Great news Shell.

    The count down begins.

    Surgery is going to be sooner! After a few days of constant burning from the top of my ear to finger tips I called and took him up on the offer for sooner. His nurse said she thought I would be calling. I am scheduled for next Wednesday. I have just been going crazy at work trying to get things ready. Got to keep from getting nervous now,lol.
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