I had an ACDF C5-6, C6-7 and C7-T1 on Tuesday 6/28. Spent one night in the hospital. It has been 4 days since surgery. I'm feeling sick to my stomach quite a bit. May be from the pain medication even though I only take it with food. I'm taking 1-2 Hydrocodone/APAP 5 mg/500 mg every 4 hours for pain and 1 Methocarbamol 750 mg every 6 hours for muscle spasms. I'll be in a hard Aspen collar 24/7 for 8 weeks. A have some muscle spasms but overall think I'm doing pretty well for 4 days. When I move in my recliner chair, sometimes I hear my neck make a cracking sound. Do you think this is nornal? Also, do you think it is ok to sleep in bed on your side with the hard collar on? If I can just get rid of the nausea, I think I will feel much better. How soon do you think I should start to cut back on the medications? Any suggesstions, comments or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.