I had surgery one month ago.  I have a lot of pain on he right side of my neck and base of skull.  I was told I was really stretched on my right side to get the proper positioning for the surgery (through the front of my neck.  I do not have my regular voice, very deep, due to the arrangement of moving everything in the neck during surgery.  I hope my soprano voice will reeturn.  It seems I have ligaments or something that keep clicking or snapping when I move my head which are very agravating.  other than the headache, the incision healed up quickly, I have my next appt April 2.  I had no problem eating, after 2-3 days.