Hi Everyone,i am three weeks post ACDF at three levels in my cervical spine. I had the surgery due to osteophytes pressing on my spinal cord. I had actually gone to the Neurosurgeon for back pain but turns out my neck was much worse than my back. I am actually recovering well and the doctor says I can ditch the collar as of tomorrow and begin driving. I have not had much pain and stopped painkillers after a week for fear of getting addicted to them. I live in Florida and have a small above ground pool which relieves much of my pain and stiffness. I also do the doctor prescribed gentle neck exercises in the pool. I have had many different surgeries in my life, but this one has tired me the most. All I want to do is sleep! I will do a little light housework for 30 minutes and then pass out on the couch for an hour. I am 57 years old and not working at a job anymore. Is it normal to be this tired?