Saw Dr. Monday for 3 1/2 week follow-up. (Tomorrow will be 4 weeks) I will return to work on Monday the 15th. I am a 9-1-1 dispatcher so do no manual labor, all mental. Fortunately I never experienced any hoarseness or difficulty speaking! I feel pretty good, still some pain across shoulders which Dr associates with now being a little taller and all musculature adjusting to the new dynamics. Still have some numbness and tingling in left arm and hand but Dr says that will be the last thing to clear-up and should be much better at next appt on April 19. I will have x-rays prior to that visit and we will discuss the fusion process.