Hi just want to say I am grateful to be on this site. I had cervical fusion with cage at C5-7 almost 4 weeks ago. At first I was astounded at the return of feeling and relief from pain the surgery produced but after 4 weeks I have days when I feel as if I can barely get out of bed. I had assumed it would be all uphill from my release from the hospital date but this has been a roller coaster with the return of spasms and pain if I dare push the boundaries. Is this normal? Does the pain come and go and how long will it be before I can resume normal activity without fear of bringing about another cycle of pain? Can someone who is farther along than I am give me some anecdotal details of what to expect?