Well, did the emg test: my carpel tunnel is still really bad, that the surgery did not solve anything according to the emg test. But I feel like it solved alot. He asked how bad was the carpel tunnel before the surgery? That it must have been really bad, because it is still really bad.
Secondly, it doesn't appear that any nerves are being pressed upon.
So now I must accept the fact, that yes, i do have a herniation, and yes to the bone spurs, and yes to the effacing into the canal.....but as far as the medical profession is concerned, i am not bad enough. I did talk to him for a while, and he said to me - it is a wait and see game, nothing to do now, but just wait until things progress.
I only say progress because, the 1/08 mri of neck, had the herniation/bone spurs, but it did not push into the canal. The last mri has the same, but a larger herniation and it now pushes into the canal.
I am so frustrated at the pain, the medication, and so on...yet no real end in sight. It feels like the old saying it is better to have broken your ankle than sprained it....at least it is dealt with, fixed and protected.
I guess I have found myself at that place, where I need to live with the situation....and move on.
I have to say that I need to stop coming to this site, I just find myself, jealous (as sick as that sounds) of those of you getting the surgery. Not that I want surgery, but it sounds like there is an end to your pain and trouble. That is all I want is an end.
So thank you all for all your help and guidance...but I need to move myself past all this - and learn to live with what is going on with me.
Someday, perhaps I will need to seek out some more advise, but for now I need to stay away.
Again thanks to all of you