Friday, June 3, 2011
On Monday, June 6, 2011 I will be having neck surgery. Specifically anterior cervical discectomy and fusion of C6-C7. I have been having neck pain for almost 2 years and a recent MRI showed worsening of the spinal stenosis that is compressing my spinal cord. This causes my left shoulder to hurt/spasm and sometimes I get a numbness and tingling that goes down my right arm to my pinkie finger. I have lower back damage, too - but the risks outweigh the benefits for that procedure at this time. The neck surgery has a much better success rate and the recovery is not expected to be too bad. I trust my surgeon and am looking forward to having this behind me! Blessings to my followers!