Thought I was doing pretty good until I learned today that when I was told collar for 3 months that's what I was counting on. Guess what? At 3 months they just start weaning me off of collar. I have to say this was not what I was expecting. Again I must not have asked right questions. Talk about depression now I really am. Can they not spell the plan before surgery. I was told collar for 3months, no driving for 3 months. Anyone have any experience with how long this process takes? I see my Nero on Sept. 4th. Great another set back.