Hey. Good luck Tincan
I'm 2 months post op ACDF 56, own bone. My recovery is going pretty good. You will find yourself searching for the least uncomfortable position to watch the boob tube. This was my main concern as well. I love sports. Nascar, IRL, Cart, Football, NHL, MLB ect... I got a hospital bed with the back and leg lift. I found curled up on my side, with pillows all around worked the best.
I felt good by the third week and really good by week 6. The past few weeks I went from a hard collar to a soft collar and started back at doing some house and yard work. This was silly as I have pain now I didn't have at 6 weeks. It is muscular, but it was avoidable by taking it easier. I went a liitle to hard lifting and I shouldn't have.
If you will be at home alone, get easy to heat food that does not take much lifting ect.. you'll be fine. just kick back and relax.
I just saw your post as well SSMITH1018. For me the hardest part was getting on the op table. I was really scared, but just started thinking about anything BUT
what was about to happen. You are awake so fast after you go out, it is like time stood still. It is really not that bad when you awake. I just sorta slid into reality and thought "That wasn't so bad" and it's not. You'll be fine. Good luck