I had my 6 week post-op today. The surgeon said that i am almost fused already. He was not expecting that and neither was I. Must of been the stem cells. You have no idea what this means to me....I have had 3 previous failed fusions. Could this be the end of the nightmare? Oh how I hope. I am still sitting here in shock. I have always just assumed for the worst when it came to my neck. You know what they say when you assume,lol. Hopefully my neck will continue to improve and the pain levels will come down. He says I have a long way to go yet but to give it time, that I had a very rough surgery. His exact words were 'I had to beat the sh*t out of you to do what needed to be done.' I have to go and share my news with everyone I know. My son,parents,siblings,friends,mailman and everyone else that will listen!