I was told I needed a collar right after surgery and to wear it for a month until I see my ns. I woke up from surgery without one on. I asked the nurse where is my collar she said if i needed one i would have woke up with it on. I told her what the ns said and she left. I wasn't asked about my pain levels or if i needed anything about an hour goes by and I am in some pretty bad pain I buzzed the nurse I told her I was in pain she said well what do you want I told her percocet that is what I had after my last surgery she came back and said my ns only prescribed vicoden if I wanted something stronger she would have to call him to see if he would ok it and that could take a while I was very shocked and upset by this I could not believe I just has a C-4 C-5 acdf and could not get the proper pain relief anyway I settled for the vicoden what choice did I have. My wife asked for my prescription to go get them filled and they lost my chart when they found it guess what the ns wrote a script for a collar my wife went down stairs to fill the scripts and my insurance wouldn't cover the collar but it was only $20. I couldn't believe the way this was going. I sat in my hospital room from 1:30 pm until 5:30pm and I wasn't asked if I wanted to eat or drink anything and dinner was served at 5pm. So I was fed up and I signed myself out. The nurses couldn't believe I was leaving but what was the difference at least at home I would be fed and properly looked after. What a nightmare. I just needed to get this out make sure you research your doctors and hospitals.