I am a C2 and C4 fusion along with a C3 corpectomy (the removal of the vertebrae because of spinal cord compression). So I have two screws and a plastic cage in my neck. I don't see a lot of C1, C2, C3, or even C4 fusions on here but please try and help me out. I have a lifting restriction still and am banished to this collar until the 3 month mark.. July 27 I'm supposed to get on a plane to go on a missions trip to Uganda Africa.. That will be like 3 and a half months post op.. We haven't had any X-rays done by my neurologist so we don't know what it looks like yet. I wouldn't have to do the hard labor in Uganda.. But thoughts about travel and all that please!!!!