I found out today that I need neck surgery. I have two nerves that are compressing the spinal cord almost completely, and two discs that are ruptured. I just had a double fusion at L 3/4 & L 4/5 last July, so I wasn't expecting this, and totally not expecting another surgery so soon. I've been experiencing like electrical sensations in my neck for the past few months, so I knew it was getting worse, plus not being able to turn my neck very far in any direction. If I said I wasn't scared, I'd be lying, but I am. My neck is the one part of my body I don't like anyone touching. I'll have to check out some of the posts here on what to expect. He said he would be going in through the front, and also taking bone from my own hip to do a fusion. Any comments or words of encouragement would be appreciated.