Hello, I'm 26 years old and on February 27, 2011, I was shot in the face by a stray bullet which caused me to fracture my C1. I have already had 2 surgeries to rebuild my cheek and nose as well as repair my sinus cavity. It is now May and I was just told by my neurosurgeon that my neck has not healed at all and that it is actually getting worse. He then told me that I had to have surgery. My surgery is scheduled for May 24 and I'm very nervous. I'm just trying to find out what should I expect during post op. No one I know really understands what I'm going through and I have no idea what is going to happen after surgry. How long does it take to fully recover? Any information you all can give me would be greatly appreciated.