Those decisions are the stuff of personal soul searching. In my case, this past year, I finally had the 34th of my post car wreck surgeries to reassemble me and overcome the mechanical problems of trauma.
This final episode [oh how I hope] was to re-establish a healthy nerve environment cervically because the multi-level stenosis was literally killing the nerves which serve my arms bilaterally. I could no longer sign my name. I could no longer feed myself. I could no longer drive [sigh, the loss of independence]. The associated nerve pain was nearly out of this world, and I would gladly have died.
Realizing such a point of departure, my wife and I were thrilled a trusted surgeon opined he could help. Help was exactly what he produced.
This message is typed by MOI! Typing was one of the things I could no longer do pre-correction. The pity poor me things I could not do as listed above were reversed, and now I am able to romp around in my sports car again [gotta love my old Talon], AND the ultimate of ultimate, that nerve pain was abated. I just gotta love it.
Two more physical therapy appointments post op and I see my surgeon 30 Jan and I am hoping this chapter will close while new ones open.
Would I recommend you, or anyone, head into surgery? Not in a million years. Such a decision must be weighed by you and your significants as appropriate to your circumstances. Report I will, on the other hand, the result of the work on this bod was a BLESSING.
Prayin for ya,