... I'm 30 and live alone. I left 4 days after my surgery so I slept on an air mattress that leaks air and is flat by morning. The reason I left is we fought about my pain meds which were 30 mg Oxycodone I took maybe 5,6 a day along with Soma twice a day. When Dr saw my MRI's he asked how have I made it this long I said I took Percocet so My pain med tolerance is higher than other people. I was wondering if anyone who has had this kind of Cervical Surgery an ACDF, what is the normal pain management and for about how long before I need to completely stop meds?