hi, am now 7 days post op after having c1,2 and 3 fused, this has really knocked me for 6 and have an infection,low b.p. etc etc. Had 16 staples out today and 6 stitches, area feels better but struggling with collars and eating. Has anyone had this noticed the grating,crackling noise when chewing, feels and sounds like your chewing a filling.?