I am 12 Days post op for ACDF for ruptured C5/C6 and C6/C7 and compressed nerve root at C6 and C7. Had my follow up visit at 10 days. He took the glue off and stitches out. Said all looked good and showed me the x-ray which I have uploaded as my profile picture. Said nothing about PT and wanted to see me back in 6 months. I went back to work 5 days after surgery. Never was given a hard collar. Only wore the soft collar for 24 hours. I have good days and not so good days. While reading some of the post I feel like my surgery and recovery might have gone a little too fast... I am 31, had never had surgery or had to take a narcotic painkiller until this issue and surgery 12 days ago... I have slowed down a little but not as much as others... The main "issue" I have now is before I was only having pain/numbness/burning/spasms in my left arm/shoulder/neck and head... Now it is in the right side too and there is a burning pain that I had never experienced until after surgery. But... the biggest issue is that every morning I feel like during my sleep someone replaced the muscles in my neck, upper back, shoulders and top of arms to my elbows with concrete.. Has anyone else felt this way 12 days out??? And is there anyone else out there that had these type of "quick return back to normal life" events?