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StatmanSStatman Posts: 4
edited 03/06/2014 - 7:33 PM in New Member Introductions
Hello everyone,

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


  • welcome to Spine -Health........I have a fur baby too, all 3.5 pounds of shitzu-maltese that she is. She is also quite spoiled and expects to be petted and picked up as soon as she hears someone come home.
    Good luck with your surgery, and make sure to follow all of the restrictions your surgeon gives you post op........doing that is more helpful than anything.
    Be sure to check out our surgery forums on the left hand side of your page......and the recovery forums as well.http://www.spine-health.com/forum
  • Hello- wishing you good luck with your three level surgery. Take things day at a time but remember that in hospital, it's an hour at a time. Join the March Surgery Buddies on the left hand side to connect with other people having ops the same month. Wishing you relief!!
    2015: Thoracic protrusions C7-T1, T3-4, T6-8
    Dec'13: 360FusionL4-S1 w/bone graft
    2013: 3x2-level disc injections: 12mo surgery postponement
    Dec'12: DiscogramL4-S1
    Sep/Oct'12: Bi-lateral Rhizo AblationsL4- S1
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