I just found this site and I love it. I am a 44 yr old male and had a disc replacement and neck fusion two months ago, the arm symptoms are 90% better but the neck pain is worse than before the surgery. My surgeon told me before the operation that the surgery should have been done over a year ago and that he was concerned about permanemt damage. I have been out of work since June but the injury was a bulldozer accident in 12/05. I continue to eat pain killers to get through the day. My future seems very up in the air and I am scared as to what it will bring. My employer has been great and so has the insurance company, what do I do now, wait? I do not have an attorney.