:-C I'm almost 5 months post op after my 3 level ACDF. I'm starting to feel like a human.
I'm working with an osteo PT and she is doing wonders for me. Most of my pain was from having such a weak neck after surgery. I had a very strong neck before surgery but once they sliced my neck all strength went to pot!
I am working so hard at strengthening all the muscles I lost from this surgery it's a full day's effort and it's slow but it IS paying off ten fold!
The pain I had before the surgery is not present. The pain I've had has been from the surgery and from weak muscles. I am sooo glad I had this surgery done. I've learned a ton about how to line my bones up by proper posture, how to do daily tasks and how to sleep without hurting my spine.
I do a lot of reading and working with my PT. I ask her tons of questions and am coming up with a plan that is going to make my life livable.
There is hope! Hang in and keep trying to learn during your recovery my friends.