I thought that I had my nerves under control. Normally I don't let things worry me but this surgery has me a bit intimadated. I see my neurosurgeon tomorrow (05/22/09) for the final talk then I leave his office to go to the hospital to visit the anesthesialogist. Surgery will be Monday June 1st with arrival time at the hospital at 6:00am. I am having posterior fusion and instrumentation on C3-C7. At my last appointment Dr. Finger said that they may have to fuse C2-T1 to stabilize. The question I can't seem to get answered is How much mobilaty will I have after the surgery? Good grief they are fusing my whole neck!! The Dr. says that I will be able to nod yes and no and that I would loose some mobility. But how far I will be able to turn my head? I know that I will be in the hospital for at least three days. I am so used to being on the go I don't know if I will be able to handle the down time. I will not be able to drive till he removes the neck brace. My hubby will have to go back to work and I will be strandid at home. I don"t really care for tv all that much I never turn the TV on. I like to read but for the most part I work with my two Dobes and my horse. Since I do not have classes starting back up till August I am going to miss riding the whole summer.Does any one have any answers? Maybe I am more stressed about this surgery then I thought.