Some of you asked me to report progress as I was extremely nervous about having C5 thru C7 surgery. On March 30th I had the surgery and a bracket was inserted across the 3 levels. I have a bone growth stimulator and took some melaleuca vitamins that have 'bone health" listed as a benefit. I was 8 weeks post-op this past week and saw the doc on Friday (of Memorial Day weekeend) and it he has determined it to be fused. I'm told movement of <1mm is pretty much considered to be fused. One level was .5mm and the other exactly 1mm. With that he lifted restrictions and I have been cleared to officiate NCAA football this season given it's still 2 months away. Even took a ride on the wave runner yesterday (but didn't jump waves or anything crazy) but it felt good to be on the water. He was clear I wasn't 100% fused and wants to see me in 2 months as he does with all patients. No pain swallowing any more and neck feels fine. Even though restrictions lifted I hired a physical therapist to help me with a "wellness program" so I don't do anything stupid in the gym. They are helping me get strength back and I have progressed well. I'll be more than willing to attach an xray picture so those of you who want to know what the bracket looks like can see it for yourself. I just don't know how to post pics. Cheers, Bay!