To cut a long story short I had a convulsion when I was 21, I fell flat on my face from standing position, I smashed my face in, went to hospital and that was that. About a year later I started getting severe pain in my neck. Doctors ignored me for 16 years. Finally I got an appointment for a scan, after the scan I was telephoned to say I had to have emergency surgery on my neck, they said they couldn't understand how I was not paralyzed. I had surgery which was a spinal decompression with plates and cage. I had this done on 4 discs, there are only 7 in your neck. The surgery went well however, I was getting chronic pain I was having trouble working, as the years went on I got worse now in 2017 I spend most of my time in bed. The consultant said I was getting chronic pain as I was left to long, I now have stenosis of the spine I am only 45. I have yet again just been for my interview for the fact I now have stenosis which is different.i have been on ESA now for 5 year's. I don't know if I could survive being turned down again I was on job seekers for a while, got some really vile people speaking to me. I just want some advice really. Many thanks Michelle
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