Ok so 11 mths post ACDF on 5/6 & 6/7. Still been in pain all this time just like before I had surgery so basically all I felt different was the profound hand numbness that just stayed at a semi numb but its because I have severe carpal tunnel. I went back in to see the Dr on Wed and when I told him I was tired of hurting and was popping and crunching in my neck like before surgery and my voice was getting weird off and on, he wanted to get a flex xray to see what was going on before thinking about what to do next to get rid of the pain. So...they just called and said that they looked at the xray and everything looks basically ok. Said they see some degenerative changes and some arthritis and on the flexion portion there is some movement there but nothing to worry about right now and let them know if I had any more problems.( Ummmm really?? Why is there movement when it is supposed to be fused?)So I said so wait what about what he is going to do about working on the pain and he said something about maybe injections etc and she oh yeah I see that but he rushed out of here and apparently didn't see that so it will be Monday before I call you back. Argh!!! More wait.
Ok so really, why is there movement when it is fused? I am sooo hideously happy that nothing major has happened that will require surgery again such as screw loose, broken plate, herniation at an adjacent level etc but now I just am at a loss again like I have been for this whole journey of trying to get normal. I could just sit down and bawl. I was hoping for an action plan...basically a light at the end of the tunnel...and now I still see the dark hole.