Several weeks ago I started experiencing severe neck and arm pain that sent me to the ER. That doctor told me I had a pinched nerve in my neck. Several doctors later and an MRI revealed and herniated disc. I live in a smaller town and scheduled myself for an appointment in the city with a neurologist. He said I needed an acdf. I am 39 and 28 weeks pregnant. So treatment options have been very limited due to my pregnancy. All my doctors including my ob gyn are on board for the surgery. I am scheduled for surgery July 6th. Anyone have any advice? I am normally a very active person and I am an animal nurse or LVT. I really am having a hard time because I have missed like 2 weeks of work already and have been told I will miss another 4 weeks post surgery. Any tips for a speedy recovery and advice for my fear of surgery? I know I can not live with this pain and be able to care for a newborn. Help!