Spiker, good luck on your neck surgery. I had the 5th & 6th done 3 years ago and well now the 4th is bad. You can expect fairly good pain for 3-4 days then slowly eases up. I'm still a bit weak on the right side but still hunting. Go slow on the re-hab, don't over do it. Best wishes for a great recovery.
As far as this years plans: same as the last 38 seasons, spend quality time with great friends pursuing bucks with bows, either/or with flintlock, hunting safe, getting in one more season with my son.