ok i did it!
I am home now, only in the hospital one night Gotta say the pain was a new sensation when I woke up but I feel so much better now with the exception of the reaction I had to the adhesive they put on my neck. I have the lump in my throat most people talk about and some pain in my shoulders. I am in a soft collar. Can't sleep at the moment but oh well.
Oh yeah, ACDF C4 to C7
gotta go lay down now. Update later