Wow...went into surgery 730am friday morn 1-25-13 and home now at 1045am Sat 1-26-13! Had a complete levl 3 acdf C4-C7 and all went well.Also had my own bone taken from hip...thought it was best...lol. All those horror stories Ive heard about were rediculous..lol. Howver I realize everyone is different. I myself have minimal pain and what pain I do have is mainly in hip where they shaved some bone for fusion. As for neck...am in a neck brace now and will be for approx 6-8weeks...small price to pay...lol.Prior to surgery I was experiencing bad arm and neck pain with numbness and tingling.All is gone now...WOOOHOOO! Sorry to ramble here folks...still on meds from hosptial..lol.