i have a failed fusion c-5 thru c7. They want to do a revision. I am not confidant they will not make me worse. Have any of you chosen to not have the surgery even though you were in a lot of pain? Have you chosen the road of pain managemnt and how hard was it for you to get disability. What is disability like? How do you pay your bills? I am only 36 and i am scared. I have a 5 year oldson and a husband who is never home. Hes a UPS driver. I need to care for my son. I am loosing faith in the system and doctors and would love to hear from anyone who has had similar experiences.