Had an acdf one level c6/c7 on Tuesday and the pain in my back, & arm & numbness are gone. Pain level about a 2 in surgery site. Had an Allograft with cadaver bone so no taking bone from my hip. Just one oxycodone every 6 hours & it seems to keep me comfortable. I'm not trying to brag my spine-health friends just trying to let others know that some of us have an easy go of it. I have been one of the fortunate ones to recover without too much pain from back, hip & now cervical surgery.
Hope everyone's day is a good one