spinal cord was under pressure and more serious damage could occur,
so an operation was a necessary. Loss of sensation and irregular
gait are the symptoms. The operation was a Laminectomy with Spinal
Fusion. It involved Vertebrae C2 through
C6, so there are 10 screws in my neck. See x-rays below.
after the operation was required. As the fusion
heals falling is not an option, so ambulatory support starts with a wheel
chair; walker, cane, and finally no support. After a few months of
rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of the New York University Medical
Center I am almost as good a new.