Hi everyone,I hope all are doing as good as can be expected.Please excuse any spelling,grammar or sentence construction problems as I am not feeling well. I was part of the November surgery buddies club but I gave up looking for that sub forum and decided to post here.Just got sent home Saturday afternoon 12/2. I had a 5 level posterior cervical fusion.This is after having an anterior cervical fusion in Aug (also 5 levels).I n short I have been sent home too early.I can barely walk,cannot pull up my own pants,no activity over 30 seconds before I must lay down again.The pain feels like the worst case of "road-rash" between my shoulder blades possible (no there is not any actual damage).I had to beg to stay an extra day.This extra day did not involve the continuation of the IV meds that gave me some relief.No visits from my suregon to talk things over,nothing.I was told to get an appointment with my primary care with in 5 days.I wonder what planet these people are from,you do not call up and get an appointment within 5 days,at least not with my doctor. In closing,this surgery is an extremely painful operation (I would take two anteriors for one posterior).Do not expect the appeal process to help much as they simply let you stay the minimum and withold the meds you wanted to stay to get.Think long and hard before you let someone do this to you. I wanted to go to a rehab hospital as this pain is so intense, but this plan also fell on deaf ears.The hospital uses the "you do not want to stay here long as there are a lot of bugs here" I say,clean the hospital better.Extremely painful operation.Hope you guys have a better day than me.