I am scheduled for ACDF surgery Monday morning,(Oct.19),on c-6/c-7 with hardware. I totally trust my neurosurgeon and am a pretty healthy 49 year old, but the closer it gets, the less I am sleeping, and the more the "what if's" are beginning to scare me. From everything I have read on here, there is no way to predict how anyone will react to the surgery or recovery, so I don't know what to expect. I do know that it has ben tremendously helpful to read about others who have been through this before! It is comforting to not feel alone!