Hi. I'm new to this site and it helps to know what other people are experiencing. It's been 16 months since my level 4 (c3-C6) anterior discectomy with fusion and I'm STILL having pain more often than not, although not as bad as before surgery. Swallowing/throat problems are still an issue as well. Wondering when, and if things will get back to normal. Keeping the faith, but it sure is hard sometimes.