What a wonderful Christmas present. I have started to fuse! I had my x-rays yesterday (6 weeks) and then saw the surgeon. He is very pleased with how I am doing and showed me that the fusion has started.
I am still having symptoms and pains in my arms, hands, legs and feet, but he is still hopefull that I will have some improvement with time. I know that I have problems at other levels in my neck, that weren't dealt with, so it could be from those levels. The other good news is that I am not getting the very frequent, horrid headaches. They were very debilitating, so I am glad to have got shot of them.
I will go and see him again in 3 months to see how much things have settled down by then.