I have been lurking for a few weeks to learn more about ACDF procedure. Finally decided to sign up! I am a 44 year old female, born and raised in Texas, wonderful husband, no children, suffering with neck issues since 2007...and scheduled for ACDF C5-C7 with hardware on Sep 24! Yikes!! So soon...and still so much to do and learn. Thanks to all of you and your postings I have become much more informed to this surgery and the recovery!