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May 4, 2020
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SOOO...Long story short, is that I've fought off not having neck surgery for a long as I could. About a month ago, I woke up screaming in the middle of the night with a pinched nerve in my left shoulder blade area, and ended up in the hospital with severe pain and muscle loss. I have lost 70% tricep function and partial control of my left hand. This is caused from having 3 bone spurs impinging my spinal cord along with severe spinal stenosis and a herniated disc from C3-T1. I've seen several Top Neurologist and Orthopedic surgeons through the years and they had all said the same thing to me that I will definitely need surgery. After seeing a Neurosurgeon at Mayo and then one at BNI - Barrows Neurological Institute, my husband and I made the decision to go with Dr Barranco, Chief of Neurology, at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr Barranco, suggest that I have a four-level ACDF Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion on my Cervical Neck C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6, C6-T1. Surgery will be on Tuesday, April 28 with a check in time of 5:30am. Due to Covid-19, Hospitals only allow the patient to be in the hospital at this time. Therefore, my amazing family/friends will not be able to hold my hand for this one. Looks like it's just Me and God rolling with this one this time around. I'm praying he'll keep me calm, safe, and heal me completely all the way through. 🙏
I am pretty scared and would really appreciate all prayer warriors to please pray for comfort & safety for me and my family while I go through this big surgery. 🙏