I am having neck surgery on the 28th of this month. The surgery is ACDF. Has anyone had this surgery? If so how was your recovery and what benefits did you get from having the surgery. A friend of mine had this surgery and could not swallow for about 6 weeks and lost about 35 lbs. Hate to admit that does sound like a plus for me. But concerned about not being able to swallow and want to know has anyone else had this problem.