I'm a 70 y.o. Male with fairly severe cervical stenosis. Two excellent surgeons propose extensive decompression and fusion. HERE'S THE QUESTION...if you had a similar surgery, would you go through it again or live with the pain you were having? My pain level is moderate but I do have some progressive numbness in my left hand and a little trouble lifting with the left arm. Previously, I've experienced sudden shocks that stopped me in my tracks. Now I am seeing blogs and comments from folks who seem far worse after the surgery than they were before. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR SOMETHING POSITIVE.