Had my second surgery on 13 December. I am only just now able to be lucid enough to type. Had the posterior laminectomy with decompression and fusion with rods. Was planned to be from C3 - C7 initially but after further review of my MRIs the neurosurgeon did followup scans of my thorasic spine and the surgery covered from C3 - T4 so it was much larger than initially planned. Thanks for everyone's thoughts. I will update as things change for me.
Right now recovery is rough. They are trying to track down some special brace I need lucky me so I will be in the hospital for another day or two probably.