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I don't know what to tell you except that I may be facing the same thing myself. Just had an MRI yesterday. Can I ask what your symptoms are? I've been in the ER with pain wrapping around my side and chest so bad I can't move. Worse than a kidney stone. But everything inside checked out okay so they are looking to my spine. Already have 3 herniated disks there with some cord compression but I suspect they will find it's worse.

But I can tell you something about spine surgery as I've had 2 major cervical spine surgeries and I'm fused from C3 to T1 already. You may read in some of the other threads that fatigue after surgery is a big thing. The anesthesia they use for spine surgery is different from any other surgery....very, very deep.....don't want any movement while they are in there. So that is the first big difference. Second, you may very well be in a body brace for the first few weeks depending on the surgery they do. Ask. And the biggest thing I find is that the spine itself is a slow forgiver of injury. It takes a long time to heal so you may find that you are having all kinds of zaps and pins and needles and muscle spasms for weeks. But it beats paralysis.

I am the veteran of 22 major orthopedic surgeries including having both knees replaced at the same time. I had 7 surgeries in 2 1/2 years between Aug. of 2004 and Jan. of 2007 so I know a thing or 2 about bouncing back. I usually do. But not after the last neck surgery. It was big and brutal and it took a long time. Mind you I had 5 dislocated vertebrae and 3 fractures so it was bad going in but I was unprepared for the amount of time it took.

So I look at it this way and share this with everyone......the spinal cord is part of your brain. Would you rush recovery from brain surgery? No. You'd take your time as it's the #1 vital organ in your body. Treat your spine the same way and you'll do just fine.

take care and gentle hugs.............Jenny
[QUOTE=jennybyc;4035285]I don't know what to tell you except that I may be facing the same thing myself. Just had an MRI yesterday. Can I ask what your symptoms are? I've been in the ER with pain wrapping around my side and chest so bad I can't move. Worse than a kidney stone. But everything inside checked out okay so they are looking to my spine. Already have 3 herniated disks there with some cord compression but I suspect they will find it's worse.

But I can tell you something about spine surgery as I've had 2 major cervical spine surgeries and I'm fused from C3 to T1 already. You may read in some of the other threads that fatigue after surgery is a big thing. The anesthesia they use for spine surgery is different from any other surgery....very, very deep.....don't want any movement while they are in there. So that is the first big difference. Second, you may very well be in a body brace for the first few weeks depending on the surgery they do. Ask. And the biggest thing I find is that the spine itself is a slow forgiver of injury. It takes a long time to heal so you may find that you are having all kinds of zaps and pins and needles and muscle spasms for weeks. But it beats paralysis.

I am the veteran of 22 major orthopedic surgeries including having both knees replaced at the same time. I had 7 surgeries in 2 1/2 years between Aug. of 2004 and Jan. of 2007 so I know a thing or 2 about bouncing back. I usually do. But not after the last neck surgery. It was big and brutal and it took a long time. Mind you I had 5 dislocated vertebrae and 3 fractures so it was bad going in but I was unprepared for the amount of time it took.

So I look at it this way and share this with everyone......the spinal cord is part of your brain. Would you rush recovery from brain surgery? No. You'd take your time as it's the #1 vital organ in your body. Treat your spine the same way and you'll do just fine.

take care and gentle hugs.............Jenny[/QUOTE]


Jenny

Sorry I didnt get back to you sooner.

My biggest symptom is I have major pain between my shoulder blades and then i have pain that shoots down the whole right side of my body. When it is really bad, I have his pain right between my breast bone, it feels lie I have swallowed a horse pill that got stuck in my throat. That is killer.

I also have other issue with my spine that causes some other issues but this one is a biggie





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