I have my surgery date, Dec. 2nd with a new surgeon and it will be out of town. I have my first Dec. 8, 2008 when they went in the front of my neck and fused C4-6 with plate & cage. I found out last week after months of jumping through hoops of PT, pills, shots ect. that my plate is loose and I never did fuse which is why I am so much pain.
My new spine surgeon is going in the back of my neck and putting a plate from C4-T1 or T2 with bone graft from my hip and rods also. I am really scared having two spine surgery in one year but there is no other option due to my pain and my neck is very unstable. He told me I have a 50% of pain improvement to a c+ or a B- I choose the look at this as the cup being half full and pray for the best results, what I am rally praying for is my doctor care and skills.
I will be 60 on Nov. 18th and 18 months ago I was in good health, I can't believe how one's life can change so quick, we really should enjoy each day for we never know what may happen tomorrow.