I have a posterior thoracic surgery scheduled for January 21. I had an ACDF on C5 through T1 in June 2011. The surgeon will be putting rods in from C6 to T3 and repairing a bulging disc on T1-T2 that is pressing on a nerve. My original neurosurgeon will be doing some cervical work and another neurosurgeon will be doing the thoracic rods and disc repair. I'm new here and guess I'm just looking for any information from anyone who has had a similar surgery or any advice or support for my surgery. I have been informed that I will be wearing a neck collar for 8 weeks and be off work for 8 weeks also. I'm expected to be in the hospital for 3 or 4 days. Thanks to all in advance for any support or advice.