I just had ACDF surgery for my 5/6 and 6/7. The surgeon said the the bones had fused themselves together so the surgery took longer and was more complex because they had to physically separate the them and then put the titanium plates in with the cadeavor bone for the fusion.
All of the numbness and pain in my left arm is gone and I have an achy neck but that I guess is to be expected. This had actually turned out much better (so far) than I had expected. Is there anything else that I should expect? I am required to wear a soft collar for some of the time and I do notice I get a bit tired after a while of sitting up or moving around.
I am taking hydrocodone and valium so the pain is minimal. Should I still take it easy even though I feel pretty good?