I just got back from my pre-op visit with my surgeon and could not believe some of the answers to the questions I had. Next Tuesday I will be having ACD with a Prestige Artificial Disc surgery. The surgeon said that I will be up and about driving in 2 days. He said no heavy lifting and or twisiting for a couple of weeks. He also stated no collar of any sort will need to be used. No substantial pain but will be hoarse and I might have trouble swallowing. This sounds to good to be true but I will let everyone know late next week if he's telling the truth. Good luck to all with their scheduled surgeries.