It's been 2 weeks since my c6-7 acdf for a very bad herniated disc. I really hadn't had any problems prior but was in an accident in July which my Dr thinks brought this on. One of my questions is how long does it take to be able to lift 50lbs, my job requires that. I can't return until I can do that. Very scary because I'm a single mother of 2 teenage daughters and that's my only source of income. I am much better since my surgery though, so thankful!! I do still have quite a bit of pain but its primairly my neck/back. Still have weakness in my left arm/hand which was tld would improve over time and therapy. So if anyone has any info I would greatly appreciate it!!