I'm going to need to have 4 cervical vertebrae fused. Have any of you undergone this? And if so: How long before you could hold a bass to practice? How long before you could gig? Note to all who *haven't* had this surgery: Yes, I've tried a whole lot of alternative therapies. Please don't tell me how chiropractic (or whatever) will fix it for me. Trust that this is a necessary step. I know the first 4-6 weeks post-op are very restricted - I want to know how long it will take to be able to resume gigging.