Ok, So I had a herniated disk with spurs, narrowing of the spinal canal, significant impingement on the spinal cord, myelopathy and other issues. I had the surgery at the Center for advanced medicine and when I came to after surgery I thought I was hit by a truck! OMG! What an eye opener!! My first major surgery! Got home at day 2 and have been recovering since. After 6 weeks I went back and the surgeon said another 8 weeks in the collar and no driving, no lifting etc. So, here I am at week 12 and the incision site has healed nicely and has no real pain. The back of the neck and spine though is another story!! I still cannot sleep in my bed without waking up in severe pain and the recliner is not much better, but at least it is not as painful. I have not done much of anything for 12 weeks now. I haven't been working and at this point have no idea what the surgeon is going to say when I go back and see him in 2 weeks. Has anyone else had this big of an issue with this type of surgery? Can anyone give me any insight on what to expect? When it may start to feel better? When I may be able to return to work? Any help with insight would be appreciated!!