Today I was sitting at my desk working as normal when I felt something shift in my neck that brought on pain and a feeling of pressure. I had a x-ray last week and the surgeon saw my hardware was backing out and we were on a wait and see if it moves any further. The pain did not subside so I went tot he emergency room. After comparison x-rays with last weeks they decided my plate had not changed BUT my surgeon wanted me to go to his office up stairs as soon as they dismissed me. He told me he is concerned about the plate and since I felt something shift in my neck he thinks I should go ahead with posterior surgery to stabilize my neck. I do not want this but from what he told me it seems I really do not have a choice. Is it ever going to end? I dont want to seem like I am whining but I have had 4 surgeries on my neck to date and I have had enough. Finacially this will ruin me. You have heard the saying you are one surgery away from bankruptcy, well try 7. This will make a total of 7 surgeries on my spine. Work will fire me as soon as they find out about this, I have no fmla left for the year and will not be available again until August. The surgeon scheduled my surgery on a Sat. so I am going to have to work like nothing is wrong and call into work Monday morning and tell them I had surgery.Then pay for cobra insurance. I dont like to deceieve them but what other choice do I have. I need the income at least up until my surgery. I am single so I have no one to help me out. Any ideas anybody on how to handle this?