I have been recommended to have a 2 level ACDF fusion. :SS
I have clicked into research mode (if I wasn't already!) and am hoping to hear other's experiences.
The neurosurgeon has said that he will use two titanium cages in place of the two discs. I'm pretty sure that he said he wouldn't use a plate or bone graft because the cages would hold the spine in place and my bone would grow through the holes in the cages. I'm pretty sure that he said that I wouldn't need to wear a collar.
He said I would be in hospital for 2-4 days, would take about 5 weeks to get over the surgery and incision, not be able to drive for at least 6 weeks, would need 3 months off work and that it would take 6 to 12 months to know how successful the surgery would be.
I am particularly interested to read of other spineys who have had ACDF, especially with titanium cages.
Looking forward to hearing from you (I think!)