Hi everyone! So I am having surgery on June 22 in Fresno CA. I have been dealing with pain since 2005 and have went through physical therapy and epidural injections with no relief! I had an MRI which showed a disc hernation at C3-C4 and C5-C6. My doctor decided to only operate on my C5-C6 cause most of my pain in down my arms and hands and my neck and my C3-C4 is only slightly herniated. I have spinal stonsis and degenerative disc disease. I am 31 years old and have had problems with this for so long it's nice to finally see a light at the end of the tunnel! I am going for my pre-opt on June 18 and didn't know what questions I should ask. I am getting my labs and x-Rays and then I will speak to the doctor. I am not sure if he is using my bone or a cadaver or a mesh cage? Anyone know which one is better? If anyone has any good questions I should ask during my pre-opt that would be great! I have been so nervous and scared cause I have read so much on the internet I really don't know what to expect. Everyone has such different recovery stories! I work with children with special needs and do a lot of moving my doctor said I will be out of work for 3-4 months is that a typical amount of time for recovery? Thanks in advance to anyone who has any good pre-opt question tips for me! Or just any advice about the surgery and recovery would be helpful!