Hello! I'm having an ACDF for C-5 on 8/22/12. I have suffered neck pain and lumbar pain for 7 years almost. Finally after the 6 yrs 9 mths my doctor sends me to an ortho specialist who said lets get an MRI of your cervical. To find out I have C 6 and 7 severely herniated and two failed nerve blocks. I'm in constant pain w/numbness n tingling down my left arm and severe pain on my right side. However my only concern for this surgery is my weight. I'm 5'1 and 260lbs. I've had over 151 lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks and suffer from bronchitis in the winter so the steroids made me gain lots of weight. Also due to my weight and pain I barely sleep now. I'm just so scared to do this surgery and be in a worse boat. Please help me with your advise.