can I ask what level in your neck that they are doing the surger yon?? and you've made the Surgeon and the Guy that monitors the medication part of it all, about the Blood Clots??? Thats what I'd do is tell them both, and sometimes one may not remember thats why i would suggest telling them both!!! and wow 10 days thats a long time! I have had 2 Major Neck surgeries, in Levels 1-2-3-and I think 4 they fused my neck, so now I'm no longer able to move it... and you'd thought that I'd been in the hospital for more than 3 days but I was in and out!!!! and I had the Halo on and everything afterwards for several months, each time that the surgery was done to me!!!! good Luck!!!!!!!