I'm thrilled to be able to share that the surgeon looked at the MRI results and decided I'm not a candidate for immediate surgery on my neck. Wahoo!!! No pain, no big cost to cover the insurance deductible, no down time. God is Indeed GOOD!
My pain level from the bulging disks is very low and he said that unless it gets worse, there's no reason to do invasive surgery. There's no danger of permanent nerve damage, which was my biggest concern. I just need to be aware of things that can trigger a flare up of pain, and avoid those as much as possible.
Thank you to those who prayed for me and encouraged me while I waited on my appt with the surgeon.