Hello everyone! My name is Tia. I'm a 35 year old mom of 4 kids, the youngest of which is just 6 months old. I've had back/neck problems since 1995 when I was caught in the rigging of a horse i was riding in a rodeo at just 18 years old. Since then, I've had constant back pain, headaches, migraines, seizures, etc. etc. I've went through countless neuorologists, chiropractors, neurosurgeons, physical therapist, accupuntures, massage therapists, the list goes on.
My latest MRI shows C3/C4 Central hernation, C4/C5 herniation with superimposed bulge. C5/C6 herniation with superimposed bulge, severely stenotic. C6/C7 herniation with superimposed bulge, severely stenotic. I'm scheduled for surgery the first week of March and I'm scared to the point where I want to put if off yet again, but I know I'm to the point where I can't anymore. I lost use of my right arm for almost 4 months, still have numbness in both hands, tingling in my toes, buttoning my clothes has become a task, writing with a pen requires concentration, lots of little things that i always took for granted have become an issue. I guess I'm rambling. I'm just scared. I don't want to miss out on my little guys' life's, and I feel like I'm only half a mom right now cause I'm always hurting. I'm always just half here.
Also, herniations at LF-S1, L4-L5, L3-L4 and spurs on T11-T12, T12-L1, L1-L2. My neurosurgeon and ortheopedic surgeon have both told me that I have the spine of a women in her 80s, This is not the first time I've heard this, literally about the 20th time.