Im new to the site. Been exploring a bit to see how all of this works. 8} I found out Monday that I will be having an ACDF on October 10th. So far this site has been helpful with giving tips on pre and post op info. My questions are more for my husband and children. If anyone has any suggestions on how to talk to my youngest son (he is 11) and put his mind at ease it would be greatly appreciated. He has so many questions about what he should be expecting afterwards and I have no answers. Also if anyone has any suggestions comming from a caregivers point of view that would be great as well. I know my husband will be right here for me but I also know that sometimes its much harder on them than it is the patient. Afterall, were the ones with the good drugs right?