3 level ACDF on Thursday. Woke up pain free. Today is another story. Pain between shoulder blades, neck horribly sore, same clunking sounds. Entire cervical region aches and sore to touch. Unable to swallow food without liquid. Needless to say depression is creeping in..AND pain meds cause insane itching so just stopped taking them ( benadryl didn't help). Please someone tell me this will go away.