Scheduled for acdf c5-6 November 19th. Have been researching a lot, but not finding as much about postoperative without a brace, hard or soft. That's probably my biggest concern, it seems a collar would prevent any positions that could hurt, or cause a setback. That, and shampooing my long hair! So, I would love to hear those little tidbits of advice you wish you would have known for your surgery, especially without a brace. Thanks!