I wanted to report that it has now been more than 2 years since my 2 level ACDF and I am still completely pain free!. I work 11-12 hours a day driving and loading/unloading trucks.I wanted others here to know that there are success stories to be told as well as failures!. My fusion is good and solid I can repeatedly lift 80-100 pounds all day long!. As far as medications go, I don't take any not even aspirin. Choosing to have my surgery was a wise decision I will never regret making!.