Returned to work 11 days after a two level ACDF. I put in 9 hours and I'm ready to go again this morning. I'm fortunate to have the flexibility to work from home at my "desk jockey" job, so my experience may not necessarily translate to those out there with different working environments.
Must say it was a tough day....had to take frequent breaks, and I spent more time in my collar than I had in recent days. I'm taking Tylenol only, which honestly doesn't do much for the residual pain and soreness. Didn't sleep well last night, but that's really no different than any night since surgery...it's been a challenge to get a good night's sleep.
I'll post in a few days with my 2 week progress update...