First off, I want to thank everyone on here for all the useful information. It has been a great support. My question is about recovery. I can not find much info from police officers who have had this surgery. I am 8 weeks post op and still have neck pain, numbness in my right hand, (prior to surgery all numbness and weakness was on left arm), right shoulder pain, and strangely now numbness in my right buttocks. I have gone through the weeks of PT and have my 8 week check up this week. Is there any Police Officers here that can relate to this surgery? The condition I am in now, I know I am not even close to going back full duty. I have been on light duty (desk) for a little over a week. I cant even think about putting all my duty gear on yet. Co workers are now starting to ask about medical retirement. Is there anyone that has info on if they could go back to full duty? I am not sure how long my department will keep me on light duty. Not sure if I should start thinking about medical retirement now. Thanks for any and all information.