FINALLY....after 3 1/2 months, I saw my surgeon today. The xray taken today shows that the bones in my neck are starting to fuse!!!!!
I went to see him because the pain in my throat is really getting unmanageable without Vicoden and needless to say, after this many months, I'd really like to be Vicoden free. I don't know if the switch off is great. I guess I'll see. Vicoden or Cymbalta and Neurontin. My surgeon says the pain is not directly related to the healing but is secondary to the surgery. He spent time explaining it to me, which makes me comfortable. It doesn't however, take the throat pain away yet.
but hey....I have cause to celebrate!!!!!! FUSION finally!!!!!