I'm having ACDF C5,C6 on 16 July...my NS said oernight stay, soft collar for 2 weeks and may return to work when collar is off. I wanted to go back to work sooner but he said no. I am avid tennis and golfer and NS said could return to those activities in 6 weeks. I am praying that he is right. Can anyone respond and let me know what their experience was?