I've been a lurker around here for a bit now but figured I'd bite the bullet and introduce myself..I'm scheduled to have cervical fusion on October 2nd. Just over 2 weeks away..Although I must say I'm very scared and wavering on backing out and just living with the pain for the rest of my life. I have a platelet disorder that makes surgery complicated so I have to have a transfusion of platelets before the surgery and possibly during and after, as well as taking amicar 12 pills every 6 hours to prevent bleeding. Not exactly my idea of fun. And it's also the reason that I'm debating this surgery. I have tried other more conservative treatments for my injury ( which happened 2 years ago, car accident) but it seems I'm at the point of surgery.
I have 4 wonderful active children and I am weary of having this procedure during peak sports time for them. Anyway, I'm rambling...See you on the boards!