Ok guys this is really happening! I had my pre op on Tuesday, I have my cervical collar ready to go and I'm gonna start packing my bag. Surgery is at 7am on Monday. I'm trying to mentally prepare also so I'm wondering.... How did you feel right after your surgery and how did you feel the following days? Can I expect to be tired or have my normal energy? Be sore where they cut? Be sore where they took out disc and put the plate? Feel like I can do more than I should? Feel weak and helpless? Any insight as to how you felt after your surgery would be awesome!!