Hi, I am so glad to find a site like this. I hope you can help me out. I am a 46 year old woman who was told I need to have both anterior and posterier surgery at the same time on c5,6 & 7. I was caught off guard when the ns told me this and couldn't think of any questions until after I really thought about it for awhile, I need to know about recovvery time. what to expect afterward and just the unknown. I am a office manager at a plumbing shop and I cannot be gone for a long time. Maybe 3 weeks tops. I would appreciate any replies. thanks.