Well found out today doc changed mind and doing from the back. Have been reading posts and this really frightens me on recovery. Said collar for 12 weeks and bone stimulator. So maybe I will need more things on list then originally thought. Won't be able to lift arms above waist so probably need some easy button pj tee shirts. So far scheduled for June 25th since my infusion will be on 21st and should give me a boost of infection protection. Having another opinion tomorrow but this guy has done 3 successful surgeries with people. Also on the NFL board for brain injuries if that makes him any more special. Said to me can't change damage already done due to the bruising but can prevent more problems. Asked about stability of other discs have to wait and see. Have cervical stenosis from arthritis so I have concern since majority of blogs so multiply surgeries at different levels. Says surgery 4 hours. Lungs aren't in the best of shape. Any suggestions would be helpful or I'm sure I'm not the only one.