Hi All I am new to this site and would really like some advise. I just found out on Thursday that I am going to be getting a fusion from my C5-C7 with two bone graphs taken from my hip. I am 28 years old and am physically stressing myself out. My surgeon told me I will be in the hospital for 4 days after surgery and will have to wear a hard neck collar 24/7 for 6-8 weeks and then I will slowly be weaned off of it. Has anyone had surgery like this? Is there any advise someone call tell me so I can help prepare myself for this? Is it as bad as I am thinking it is going to be? will it really be a full year recovery?
Thank you in advance for any advice.