I had ACDF surgery done one week ago on C4-C6. I was cleared from the hospital in good time, with good x-rays (overnight stay and a full afternoon after). My surgeon is adamant about me wearing my hard neck collar and I honestly feel comforted by it, so abide by that rule well. I've only removed it to change the pads, my dressing and let me neck breathe a bit. Still, I am worried to the point of anxiety that I may be moving too much. I am not to bend, twist or lift. However, on night three, I woke up alarmed by a noise in the house and immediately turned my neck to the right. I caught myself quickly, but it was quite a jolt. It hurt there for the next day or so. I also have done a little raised arm motions, like to comb my hair, for example. I'm just frightened I am going to mess this up, and we all know the amount of prep, money, time and care that goes into these procedures. I'm looking for some reassurance. I see my surgeon on 6/11 for my first follow-up. I am feeling more and more active, albeit careful, and just worried.