I am home from the hospital with a stapled neck that makes me look like the Bride of Frankenstein! Bandages are off and so far, I have not had any pain from the incision. Praise the Lord! Other than not being able to sleep in the ICU, because of beeping machines and loud noises and going to the bedpan every five minutes, it was uneventful. Nurses and techs are very helpful and I was grateful for them.