I went from being brand new to all of this a couple of weeks ago to having my surgery just 5 days ago to replace my C5-6 disc, with the prestige disc. I am doing really well so far, surprised at the lack of pain that I imagined would happen. I about freaked out right before they took me into the o r, but I have to offer encouragement to anyone facing their surgery soon...everyone there is dedicated to caring for you, you just have to remember that. I have great range of motion, and have to stop myself from doing the activities that are restricted, like bending, lifting more than 8-10 lbs, stuff like that, because it isn't painful enough to warn me before I do something. My hand and arm didn't tingle the second I woke up from surgery, I guess it was like unkinking a garden hose, the nerve seemed happier right away. Sometimes now it feels like it is waking up from being asleep, but I gather that is normal and should dissipate with time. I don't have anything specific to say, I really wanted to give some good, positive energy to others who haven't had their surgery yet to hang in there, try not to worry about it, it is NOT going to be as bad as you imagine. I was running around my floor of the hospital just a few hours after the surgery dragging my IV pole around, it is shocking they can do that kind of stuff to you and you can bounce back from it so quickly.