Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers,They were greatly needed and I am now home working on a speedy recovery.
The NS said he was happy that he moved the surgery up and that everything went well. This surgery was much easier than the first. He did not use my bone to fuse and i came out of surgery and went home without a collar or brace. I didn't lose my voice this time around and the incision was smaller than last time. I am taking norco for pain and valium for muscle spasms. The NS decompressed the spinal cord and revised my C-7 and fused C5-6. He told my husband that it should not get any worse but he doubts that I will totally regain the strength that I lost even with years of rehab. I will remain positive and hope for the best.
Overall I am encouraged that it went better than expected. I am a little concerned that my arms still ache but hope that that will go away in time.
Thanks again for your support.