Hi Guys and Gals,
First let me say thank you to everyone that posts and chats here. I learned a wealth of info before my surgery. I had a C5/6 ACDF on July 20. It went very well and immediatly upon awakening my arm pains were gone. I had a week or so of swallowing difficulties. I went home from the Hospital the next day and got my staples out 5 days later. I returned to work (desk job mostly with a 1 1/2 hour commute each way) in two weeks. I still have some mild pain at the surgery site but that is getting better all the time. I wish I could name my surgeon here but if you are in the Houston Area PM me and I will give his info. A lot of times on here we hear stories of the unsuccessful surgeries, and while I am nowhere near out of the woods yet, I consider this a huge success so far. Thanks and I hope my experience will help someone out.