ok having surgery acdf c3 6 c67 Would like someone who has had this done, to explain to me what to except after surgery.I know I will be spending the night in the hospital.I also know I will be wearing a brace on my neck, don't like that but know it's important. I'm very scared about all this, just some comfort words would help,,,,,,,, but honestly I need the truth! soooo no sugar coating necessary. The reason I'm having this done is because I have a lot of pain and numbness going down my arm and already have a little nerve damage. but do not want my arm to be paralyzed which is what the doctor told me could happen. I choice surgery! I'm so glade i found this site.