I had my 2nd ACDF on September 3rd of this year, almost exactly 1 year from my first one. My first one @ C4-C5 has fused and I have the beginnings of fusion at my C5-C6 as of my last appointment. Good news to have fusion already, however, the pain is just not going away and varies from day to day. Some days the pain is sharp and stabbing and other days its more a constant ache down either side of my neck. I realize that I'm only 8 weeks out from surgery, but don't remember it hurting this much after my first ACDF. I'm tired of taking medicine on a daily basis and tired of pain period. Is this just the way its going to be and am I dreaming of pain free days?