I went for 4 week check-up a month ago and Doc said it was too early for bones to fuse. I am going back next week and it'll be nine weeks now in this cervical collar. They intend to have me remove collar and move head left/right and up/down on xrays. If all is good I can remove collar. My general questions are:
1. What happens if bones haven't fused and don't fuse? Do they operate again?
2. What happens if plate is dislodged and would I be feeling pain if it is? ( I've been kinda stretching the rules with housework/yardwork)
3. If collar comes off, then I can drive and return to work, right? (I work on computer)
4. That whole deal with sleeping with pillows between/under legs and rolled up towels under arch, do I have to keep doing that forever...it's so annoying. ~X(