I'm not scheduled for surgery yet but I'm afraid that will be the suggestion and I'd like to know all I can before I even talk about it. I'm just wondering what kind of things are the hardest after surgery. Especially for impatient patients! I've read a lot about post op ideas for lumbar surgeries but not as much about neck. What kind of things did you have problems with that you really didn't expect? I know that all surgeries and patients are different. Thanks for any stories or suggestions.