Wow, been forever since I was on here. I'm 5 weeks out from surgery on C4/5 and C6/7. I had fusion done on 5/6 back in 2009. Doing well still having small issues with getting choked on pills, food and some drinks. Biggest issue is the horsness. I didn't have either issue with first surgery so it was all new. First incision was a small horizontal cut this one is about 2.5inch little longer than my index finger vertical cut. This surgery has been 100 % different from first. I walked in thinking I've got this and walked out wondering what the heck I was thinking. I'm hoping this is the last.