On December 29th I will be having Anterior Cervical Discectomy C56, C67, C7T1 and the current pain is unbearable. I am currently still working because no doctor has put me off work. I am unsure of asking although I feel that some days are better than others but today 12/12 has been the final break of them all. The Neuro doc has me on Elivil 10mg and the PA has me on Flexeril 10mg prn and Tylenol 3 prn.... Elivil is for bedtime and the others are as needed but how am I supose to work if all of the medication I am taking knocks me out? I am miserable and today when I woke up I had a migrane from H*** ~X( .... What should I do? What do I say to the PA or doctor to finally get me on a leave of absense from work? I dont want to sound like a baby but I have never had to experience anything like this before. Its my first major surgery and Im already uptight about it as it is. If anyone can give me some advice it would be greatly appreciated.