Hello everyone. I was so glad to find this site and what looks like a wonderful support group. I am hoping someone can give me a little bit of information on the surgery I am having on (of all days) April 1st. I want someone honest that can tell me what to really expect. I am having the above listed procedure with a cadaver bone and the metal plate C6-C7 area. I have a job I work (sitting down) 10 hours a day and am the single mother of 3 kids (6, 11, 15)Can someone tell me How much pain I am going to be in, seriously. How long will it take till I can take care of the house/kids on my own. Also I am a singer and I am so worried what is going to happen to my voice. How much work will I miss. Some people have told me 2 weeks some have told me 4. Just need some guidance as I am slightly freaking out right now. I have degeneration along with bone spurs that are pushing on the nerve root (terrible neck, arm pain with migranes numbness & weakness) Any info is appreciated. Thank you so much. I only have my mom for support and am worried what I will be able to do on my own.