I had a fusion of c6-c7 in 2001 2 MRIs since have shown c6_c7 were not compromised and had no problems but c5-c6 were now blown and needing a fusion. After visiting the neuro surgeon he did x rays and they showed c6-c7 did not fuse at all. He wants to redo them and c5-c6 also with my own bone. The first surgery was done with a donor bone. Can anyone tell me if they had it done with their own bone did it take a lot longer to recover and was there a lot more pain. The other alternative was to do an ant and post fusion. I noted someone in another section stated this post procedure was very painful. I only have til April 2nd to return to work and my surgery is in 2 days. I don't know which to choose could someone enlighten me cause I am really confused and have very little time to decide.