Hi!! Here's my story,the short version!lol.I need neck surgey,like yesterday!The Neurosurgeons here(have been to 12,only ONE dr. is willing to do it!!?),want to do a Cervical Laminectomy w/ Fusion.It's Very RISKY,I guess-cuz it involves my higher up discs!But,w/out it;Very SOON I will LOSE the use of my left arm,& it will continue on to other extremities!!And,they say,one wrong move,I could turn into a parapalegic,or die from the spinal cord being severed!And,I'm only 40 yrs.old;w/2children(ages 21 & 2 1/2,& a 8mth.old Grandson),whom I' like to see grow-up!!!I DON'T want this surgery,I REFUSE!!!There is TOO MUCH BAD that goes along w/ it,& of course NO guarantees that I may not end up in WORSE PAIN!!(but the risk of parapalegic & death would be gone!)SO...I researched,& researched some more ,and actually found an Alternative!!!!YAY!!!!It's a Anthroscopic approach!Way less invasive,way less risk,& way less recovery time!!!!I know,almost sounds to good to be true!!Well,it IS for real!!I faxed my MRI'S,got the call yesterday,& turns out-They CAN help me!!!!!!Now cums the brick wall!!(of course!!)The surgery costs $30,000.00!!!I know,I couldn't breathe 4 a minute either!!lol.Of course they don't take my Shitty state Ins.,thru SSI!!!I FINALLY can see a light at the end of the tunnel,yet once again in my life;it all cums down to NOT having enuff damn $$$$$$!!!!!!So...my question to anybody reading this is: Do you know of ANY resources available ANYWHERE,for people w/ (unique-HA!) circumstances like mine??????????????Any thoughts,opinions,ideas,advice,Etc. R more than WELCOME!As I am at my wits end,& don't know what else to do???!!!I just know that I want to LIVE;I am NOT ready to die yet!!!I know that I haven't even came close to doing Everything GOD put me on this Earth to do;& more than anything,I do NOT want to leave my Children ALONE!!! Thanx guys ,in advance,& just 4 bein'there!It means ALOT!!!,esp. when U feel Sooo alone!!!God Bless!Love,Pammela xxx
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