i have been reading this forum and see the supportive nature of all. i have been through hip to l3 back surgery which i have fully recovered from. due to an unfortunate accident in sept of 09, i am going back in for a c6-c7 disc removal and plate fusion on the 26 of this month. i see alot of peps have had good results with this. i actually pushed for this to resolve my pain because of the nightmare i went through with my back for 5 plus years. that experience left me addicted to pain meds and wondering why it took so long for the doctors to finally suggest surgery. this time i took the initiative to push for a fast result as i dont want to have to detox again. my biggest worry is recovery time. i had a great recovery from my back surgery, had bone stimulator and a body armor brace, but walked my butt off, and recovered fully from the surgery within 3 mths. was back at work then but light duty. i am hoping that the neck surgery wont be as bad. i am using the same surgeon and he has stated this will be a peice of cake compared to the previous surgery. for some reason an alarm went off in my gut. i am hoping he is correct. has anyone else had back then neck surgery? any help would be greatly appreciated.