Lucy!! Wow thats good that the recovery time wasn't to long!!!I'm not exactly sure what all the "Medical terms" are called whatever I've got! I have Severe Scholisis, and was born with it, so at an early age, I'd been thru back surgeries..and I was going great hadn't seen the Back doctor since My Junior Year in HS.. and then in 1994 I was in a Minor car accident the doctors then told me that if i'd had my seat belt on that even tho it was a "Low impact car accident" it would of broken my neck! According to all the X-rays, MRI'S and cat scans that i've had since the car accident, I'm told that I've got the same Neck Injury that Superman aka Christopher Reeves had after his Horse accident!!! the only wild thing was I wasn't on a breathing machine and was able to walk and talk all on my own and breathe on my own!! I guess a guardian angel was with me thru it all!! I wish you and everyone else the best of luck that ever has to go thru any type of Neck surgery or anything Major!