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  • Saw the surgeon today, He took a good look at x-rays and mri, and between us we have decided that the best option is to take out the hardware that is there. I have a very good fusion between C4-5, but it appears there is a crack in the fusion between C5-6. So in effect he is going to do a 2 level fusion between C5-7, with new plate and screws. There will no longer be any hardware at the C4 level. Surgery is on Aug. 4th, so I don't have long to wait at least. I'm also on the cancellation list because he is concerned about the crack. He fears that the C7 may be putting too much strain on my fusion and doesn't want to wait too long.

    Wish me luck!!
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