I'm supposed to have a c1 c2 and occiput fusion soon. I'm in my 30's and terrified. Has anyone had this and can you tell me what life will be like after? How is the stiffness, pain etc...will I ever feel normal again? Or am I going to always feel the fusion discomfort? They wanted to use the BMP Infuse but I'd rather use my rib instead because of all the negative press about the Protein. Can I get info or advice from ppl? Thanks.