Thanks mg neck problem for your kind reply
The thing is, I don't have pain as such. I get pins & needles in my fingers in bed at night & my thumb & hands go to sleep too. Same goes when i try to knit or drive long distance, or I drop a piece of paper I thought i had hold of & my grip & strength aren't great either.
My elbows & shoulders now ache when I've been knitting for any length of time, it's infuriatinigly slow going.
The only pain in my neck is the occasional sharp twang sensation on the right hand side if I tilt my head on an angle. It lasts for about 30-45 seconds then settles.
I guess this is just the lead up to what will happen if they don't operate?