HI I am new to this and am not sure what i am doing(computer illiterate) This coming thursday(25th) I am having 3 level acdf surgery. I am in an awful lot of pain with numbness abd tingling and know that it is what i really need. Hope I didn't wait too long. My question is after surgery i know they will get me right up and on my feet. I s there a lot of pain involved and for very long. I have heard all kinds of time spans and need an idea. I know each one is different, but can I get an idea, has anyone had this and how long before i can watch my 20 month old grandson again? Thank you .