My name's Thomas. I'm 33 and live in Atlanta, GA. In November of 2013 it was discovered that I had degeneration in my C4, C5, and C6 regions. Radiculopathy of C6 was also discovered using EMG. Thus has been giving he horrific pain in my left arm, especially my bicep. It's also given me severe migraines as well.
I have had two injections, and neither worked. I've been doing some traction as well, but I've decided surgery is the best option, so I will be getting a two or three level ACDF on March 26th.
I'm a professional statistician and work as director of research at a non-profit psychiatric rehabilitation center. I'm sure there might be a positive association between hunching over my desk to crunch numbers and my current condition...
In my spare time I compose music. Some of my favorite bands are Over the Rhine, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, etc.
My partner and I have one child, a little furball named Cassie, who is an expert at getting what she wants, all the time...
Some of the stories and experiences I've read are simply wonderful. I hope to return the favor after my surgery. I'm glad to be here!
ACDF Recipient in Training - Countdown to March 26th: 18 days