I've been searching and searching to try to find info about how successfull having an Anterior Discectomy at one level C5-C6 without any fusion, and not having much luck. Everything that I find is about people who've had fusions. I have Spinal Stenosis at C5-C6,and the beginnings of the C6-C7 disc mildly. The Neurosurgeon I am seeing now says I should have the surgery but thinks just doing the one level is all that is necessary because C6-C7 is not encroaching bad at all, and not to wait to long. I also have Carpal Tunnel in both wrists, which he thinks may actually be an underlying symptom from the neck, calling it Double Crush syndrome. I just started a new job in Feb this year and have been temp. layed off for 2 months now, going back to work in 5 days. I just had carpal tunnel release surgery on right hand 6 weeks ago. I don't know if I will be able to take the time from my new job yet or not, and am curious as to how recovery has gone for other people with same surgery, and how soon they went back to work. My job is pretty physical, I am a janitor and also do event setups moving alot of tables and chairs, equipment etc fairly rigerously daily. The doc says I would be able to go back to work in 10 days. Find that hard to believe but I've never been in that situation before so I don't know. Scared to take the plunge and take the time from work and just in general scared of the surgery.Any input, advice anything would be greatly Appreciated.