Hi friends. I had unexpected ACDF C3-C6 late June 2015. Made steady progression until recently. I feel a lot of head/neck soreness upon awakening, nausea and what feels like a dull stomach ache or pressure on diaphragm and metallic feeling that seems to radiate from neck where titanium plates are. I'm fatigued & when I go out always think "I can't wait to lay down!" I just feel crappy, confused, depressed. Family has been pressuring me to start exercising again because I stopped after about 4 mos of physical therapy. Not sure if I'm lazy or sick--or both. Going to try to get myself back to the physical therapy gym next week--made appointment for assessment. I also lost two sisters just before my surgery, so lots of grief but dragged myself to grief support group. I have a lot of messy paperwork to sort thru & clean up that I let go of for a few years. I just feel very tired. On a positive note: Went back to doing a few hours of volunteer counseling at church & on Weight Watchers to lose 30 lbs gained (lost 12 so far!) thru this whole ordeal of surgery, steroids, inactivity, depression....Any insight? How can I motivate myself when feeling crappy?