Well I finally called the NS yesterday and decided on a fusion (single level) over the ADR (it was just going to be too much fighting with the air force). They told me that they could get me in this Thursday! I said "heck no, I need time to process this". November 10th is the date..a single level fusion on C 5-6. I have a minor bulge at C-6/7 though he said it was minimal..but I fully expect to be having another fusion in 10 years or less due to the fact that I am 32 and active.
My question is if anyone knows of a thread that talks about what to stock up on before the surgery or what kind of checklist there is in order to get ready. Also, what are the essential items to have after the surgery to make recovery more comfortable. My NS has not said much to me yet about this subject.