I am struggling with making the decision to have the ACDF. (Double fusion.)  I have stenosis and have had it for 25 years. The spinal chord fluid is being blocked at the 2 points where the discs lean into the spinal chord.It has progressively gotten worse and I dont suffer any pain from it. My hands have lost a lot of feeling, my arms are very weak and this has been for probably 20 years. I am now at the point where I have felt it getting slowly worse over the last year. I am afraid of the surgery because I dont want to trade a pain free status for chronic pain. Can anyone tell me what it is like with the fusion and how it changes you.