I was very active growing up(I am now 50) . Played Football & Wrestled & Boxed. Had a Fusion in 1989 which was a "breeze". Now 15 yrs later & only God knows how,C4-C5 ,C5-C6 had to have 2 Disks "Decompressed" which were compressing my Spinal Cord. They also told me that I had a "Bone Spur" which was compressing the Cord but never once told me what the pitfalls were in "removing" the Spur off my Cord( although of course they say they did) nor did they say they were even going to do any procedure for the Spur. When I went to my Neurosurgeon, he told me I needed the Surgery immediately because my right arm was about 70 % paralyzed, not to mention the pain. Well, here I am Post Op 8.5 weeks & Both arms are to the point where I cannot wash my own hair, put a shirt on, and a slew of other things. Funny, after the surgery my right arm didn't change, but my left joined the right arm & I guess you could say I am really in trouble here. I still have a hard time swallowing. Will I ever get my arms back? Oh, one final note, the Doctor "Lacerated" my Dura (Spinal Cord Covering) which had to be glued shut to stop the leakage. Please, someone help!!!