I just scheduled an appt with my neurosurgeon for next Friday. I am gathering my list of questions to have him answer prior to my surgery.I know that they are fusing C3 tru C7 and placing rods in my neck.The surgery will be done posterior. C4 has severe stenosis. I am scared. I know that I have one of the best neurosurgeons, but going under the knife has me wanting to hide.I have started back to college and will have this procedure im May or June between semesters. I had a second opinion that also said that I needed this surgery as soon as possable this Dr. said I already have some nerve damage in my arms that I wasn't even aware of. Dr. says I will be in the hospital for 3 days if all goes well. I would like to see the rods he will put in my neck.Will they show them to you? Also know the diameter and length.. My other problem is that my left hip is higher than my right abut 1/2 to 3/4". Will this be a problem for my neck with the rods. Thank you for letting me vent.