Hi I'm new to this website as a poster but have always read others experiences. I'm wondering if anyone has had an ACDF surgery along with a corpectomy and how your recovery went. I'm almost 3 weeks postop from a c4 c5 fusion with corpectomy and I actually feel pretty good. The first week was hell I thought I was going to die! This was my third surgery within a year. In August of 2014 I had a disc replacement. 3 months later it had failed so I had to go in again and get the c4 c5 fusion. 5 months later i found out that hardware was coming loose which resorted to the corpectomy. The last 2 surgeries I was only in pain a few days after surgery. Was this last surgery more painful because of the corpectomy? From what I understand corpectomy was removing the c4 c5 vertebrae so I don't understand what was fused if the bones were removed? I know I had a graft and plate used to. It all happened so fast and my NS said that was the best route to go for me since the prior 2 surgeries failed (different NS did the first 2) any who Was wondering if you were able to turn your neck eventually? Lol. I know it takes time but I was able to turn my neck more with last surgery. This one is just taking me a little longer. When did you start feeling "normal"? And was this kind of surgery successful for you?