This is going to be more of a "what would you do" than a rant, but here's my problem..
In 1996 i seriously broke my neck in a motocross accident. I spent 12 days in a coma with swelling on the brain. When i finally came to, my doctors told me that i had a 10% chance of ever walking again. I was given two options. A. Have major surgury to "attempt" to repair the two vertibrae that i broke, in which this route i was given a 30% chance of even makeing it out of sugury alive OR B. Lie in traction for 16 weeks, then wear a halo for another 8 after that.
I went with option B, seeing that a 30% chance to live is not to good.
After the 16 weeks of lieing completely on my back, my feeling had gradually came back to my legs and i was able to get up, with a halo on. I had to learn to walk all over again because 16 weeks of being in bed had seriously deteriorated my muscles.
Therapy lasted the whole 8 weeks that i wore that cage on my head and by the time i got it off, i was walking just like i did before my acident.
It's now 8 years later and my neck is KILLING me on a regular basis. I had yearly check-ups untill about 2 years ago, when my doctor told me that i didnt need to come see him again unless i had a problem.
I'm afraid that if i go back to see him with my problem that he'll say two things....A. deal with it, your alive. Or B. Have sugury to fuse the vertabra together. If he would recoment the later, that would mean a serious loss of mobility as far how i can move and turn my head (side to side and up and down).
I dont know what to do.....