During the conversation the surgeon said, “You will definitely need surgery on C6 and C7.” I felt one of those ‘oh, no’ moments but pushed it aside. That was down the road; I would face it when the time came.
Well, the time is here.
It wasn’t long after I healed from the surgery when the pain in my neck began again. As the months passed the pain became worse, wakes me up at night. The headaches are brutal; make it hard to get through the day.
I was fortunate with the first surgery; screws were used to insert a titanium disc. Most people can’t have this procedure because the chin gets in the way. At 5’ 1” and 115lbs, I was lucky and didn’t need the plate.
Ain’t gonna happen this time; not with a double-disc surgery. I have finished physical therapy and the operation is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22nd.
This is what will happen during the surgery:
You can watch a short ‘animated’ version of the surgery here:
Oops, almost forgot, there is a part two of this saga. Will tell ya when I get back, which will be soon. Not to worry, Jen will take good care of me. I am blessed.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full