I ended up staying for three days in the hospital for a C5-6 ACDF, and my whole experience from start to finish was just miserable. I'll try to type up everything about it later when I maybe feel a little bit better, but I'm just sad and in so much pain at the moment. I'm also wondering how many days of medication you were sent home with? I'm so scared to use my pain meds because I was only give a few days and my surgeon's office is so strict, I'm worried I won't get any more after this. I've posted over in the general forum, but I'm just so beside myself with everything.