Hello, I'm Dan, 51 years old and recently I was diagnosed with severe cervical stenosis. But, I've been having bad leg problems so they suspect lumbar issues as well. If it comes to this, which it probably will, what area do they fix first? I also have a problem in that if I am going to need two incredibly rough procedures with very long healing times, how will I get along? I have two brothers and two sisters and I'm really only close to two of them and they probably wouldn't help me. I have a girlfriend but she has mobility issues as well. My parents are deceased. I live on a 2nd floor and will not be able to work for a long time. I am self-employed so I don't know my short-term disability options. I know long term is out of question at least for now. Financially, spiritually and physically, it's going to be rough.