I had surgery in April 2010 and I'm still not fully recovered. C-4-5-6-7 since surgery I have problems swallowing and I snore big time. I still have motion problems and can't drive. Now I have pain in my right shoulder and I can only sleep on my left. My surgeon only says "the surgery went well" see a pain doctor and an ent for your other issues. I'm so frustrated from the pain that now my depression has increased! To top things off I lost my job due to the long recovery. I wish my doctor would have been honest with me as far as with a 4 level fusion you might be off work for a while and not the 6 weeks you'll be back to normal. I just need someone to talk too that has had this happen to them so I don't feel it's just me going crazy.