Back on Feb 13-14 did some work for my sister at her house. Came down with intense pain in left arm/hand/shoulder. Making a long story shorter, doctors found torn cartiledge in left wrist, carpal tunnel also and a bone that causing problems. Ortho surgeon did some further checking and found disc and bone spur problems in the neck. Saw the Nuero surgeon last Wednesday, he checked me into the hospital yesterday morning (630am) 'bout an hour later I took about a 3 hour nap. Came out OK, with a multilevel fusion C3-C7 and a titanium cage and plates installed. No driving to at least 2 weeks, can't lift hardly anything, but got good pain pills. He's hoping for a 3-6 month recovery before I can get back to fishing. The bright side to yesterday was my BOC flag arrived in the mail. Helps when all my BOC brothers and sisters keep posting stuff for me to go thru, makes the time go by.