Saw the surgeon today, and he strongly recommended ACDF for my C5-6. I was so relieved to have gotten such a firm recommendation, rather than some wishy-washy "I'm willing to do it, you might be better". So the positiveness and his confidence made me feel good. BUT, whoa, do I want to put myself through that? Is it really that bad (you can tell I'm having a few good days...)? Why didn't I ask more questions about disc replacement instead of straight out fusion? That was mentioned, but as not covered would cost me an extra $10k. Why wasn't it till later that I think more clearly - I could find those $, so would the outcome be better and warrant it?
I've been sent away to think about it. Guess I'll be back with more questions.