I had a posterior/anterior repair fusion - I had c4/7 hardware taken out and they put more in on c7 front/back and I have all my presurgical pain back. I have lost 20 pounds because I feel like I have a chicken bone stuck in my throat and eat only mushy type food. I started PT after I got out of a Miami J Collar after 15 weeks and finally got those muscles fairly back but the most scary thing is I lost use of my arm in the middle of the night and I thought I was dreaming but got up and woke my husband and for 10 mins I felt like it fell out of the socket. I want to hear from anyone who has loss use of a limb after or before spine surgery. I am freaked it will happen again. I was not laying on it as I sleep straight on my back and always have. I woke up with a feeling of danger and it took me a few seconds to figure out why. Of course my surgeon is running a tons of tests. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!