I saw a second spinal surgeon yesterday to get an opinion on my disc replacement.
The disc has moved - quite a lot and I also have quite a lot of inflammation around the nerves in my neck. There is a possibility that the pain could settle once the disc settles a bit but he said that this could take a long time but is likely to never happen.
To me the disc feels very unstable as the simplest thing sets of nasty pain and worsening neurological symptoms.
Anyway the surgeon recommends that I have the disc removed and my neck fused. He has a high regard for the spinal surgeons at my local hospital although the removal of the disc may be a two surgeon job as it is complex.
I have contacted my surgeon to see if I can get on the waiting list sooner rather than later but I think it will be Christmas now before I have recovered from the second surgery. I just want it done now so that I can get on with my life a bit more.
So that is my update. I'll let you know when I have a date.