Well I'm just over 6 weeks post ACDF C5-C7 Was able to remove my hard collar this past Monday and return to life without it. SO far all seems good. I have been pain free since surgery. I did have a little remaining tingling and numbness in the thumb and index finger of the right hand. @ weeks post that went away. July 6th was my first post op follow-up with my surgeon. He said the xrays looked great and was very pleased with mu progress to this point. I do have some remianing swallowing issues that are getting better but will take some time. Once I came out of the collar I do have stiffness in the upper neck area from not using those neck muscles for 6 weeks. However that is slowly improving.