So, long story short, I was supposed to have a laminectomy at the same time that I had my ACDF surgery. However, due to a hurricane hitting the doctor only did the ACDF. Now I am wondering what can I expect further down the road with having congenital cervical stenosis? The doctor "may" still end up doing the laminectomy if things do not look better in a few months but I am not certain I want it. If I get the laminectomy it will put me out of the Navy (the ACDF surgery is something that the Navy feels I can recover to full duty from the laminectomy is not) so I am wondering what life with congenital cervical stenosis will be like. I am only 28 but it is apparently already bad enough to have given the neuro surgeon cause to want to do the surgery.