I'm about to have my C7 added to my C4-6 fusion and was wondering if anyone has experience with this. I'm curious if the recovery is harder or about the same? I should mention that my first fusion went off without a hitch, even though I used to smoke. Fused right away, and the pain was gone right after surgery. I wish I could say the same for my lumbar surgeries (they were and are a nightmare). Any thoughts would be appreciated.