CS diagnosed with a mri scan

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The mri scan showed CS with m...... c5 c6 and compression - neurosurgeon advises ' fusion ' maybe replacement...

I had no real knowledge of this - as my syptoms were and are spinal stenosis for which a micro disect is to be done later .

The specialist was very thorough and spotted my upper reflexes... i would advise always a neuro guy rather than ortho just in case.

when all complete- i will update... not looking forward as my daily life has virtually stopped but advised i will lead a normal life afterwards.

just wondered what ' travel insurance ' will do to the premium- thankfully nothing booked for the future.

Has any one had their premiums raised dramatically ??


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    Hi I've had fusions as c5/6 and c6/7, we have insurance through our bank account and they have increased it by over £100 for me for the year. However before you fall on the floor in shock,nits also because I have another disc on its way "out" and I want to make sure I'm covered for the neck when we're away.

    Best wishes for the op, I found it didn't hurt except for the muscles being sore afterwards.

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      thank you so much.... never had anything like this before - and have to go through a 2nd time to fix the stenosis, just ageing the neuro guy said so i know i will be a few months away...... i and semi retd just havea super 3 day part time job that will be put on hold - they a good with me.. ( a recognised uk retailer )

      How long was your recovery - to drive etc...??

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      I wasn't allowed to drive for 3 weeks, which actually went very quickly. Throat was sore for a few days with a croaky voice due to intubation tube.

      as for recovery, I'm still in a lot of pain but was told that's because the slipped discs have permanently damaged nerves. Having said that I'm glad I had the ops as it means no further damage will be done in those areas.

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      many thanks..... i thought it would be around 3 weeks to drive, - i have not pain shoulder etc, just slight tingle in 2 small fingers rt hand - but have good grip- guy said unlikely tingle will go though.. likewise mine is being done to prevent spine damage later.

      As i live alone - i will have to adapt to things that i cannot do!! for some weeks!! were you gioven a list of NOT to Do's

      it's the stenosis - which gives burning calves on standing and back pain if i walk too far...............


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      I have a long list of do' sand dont's main one not to lift anything heavier than 1/2 kettle of water.

      i was retired on ill health at 37. Can't sit upright at a table for more than 30mins as shoulders and neck lock up, burning is all in neck, face, arms, shoulders, nothing in legs

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      Golly - that's none too good - my thoughts are with you........ that's the thing i can do sit for England. my real problem is the standing on a hard surface.. shopping in a supermarket is awful.. just hate any Q's..........

      I had to cancel a holiday to Italy the other week but the trav ins paid out today in 1 week which was amazing... but just waiting a call back from them to see what will happen next year....thankfully nothing is booked, only ideas for when i get the all clear ..............

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    Hi Cheshire Guy

    I too have multiple health problems and when i travewl the insurance premium rises and falls depending on each individual insurance company. it pays to do research on line, insuring that you declare each health nissue, it is amazing how the premiums differ and often come down. good luck Juan

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