I am sorry I have not been posting much lately. I am having major problems that are probably from another disc in my neck disintegrating. I have already had 2 fusions and will be having an MRI this month to see if another is needed. Meanwhile, my right hand is having lots of numbness, tingling and pain. How can something numb hurt, esp so dang bad??? But it does. Typing is NOT easy. I am also having major neck pain and a constant migraine. I am heading into week 8 of this one. medications help for about 4-8 hrs IF they don't make me throw up. THAT is painful. So I am skipping medications and coping with the migraine when I can. My parents are all upset because I am not going anywhere and they have called at times when I am in horrible pain and fighting not to be sick and have not come to the phone. It isn't personal, but my mother makes it personal every time. So Annoying. I just want to crawl into a cave and hide. I wouldn't be upset or even too worried about another fusion except for the bone thinning. My doctor is FAR from expressive and when I told her about the pain, tingling, etc... she looked really scared. It was disconcerting, to say the least. Anyway, that is why I will be gone or at least not posting much for the next couple of months. You are all in my thoughts and prayers though.