Congratulations on making it to the other side. Your xray looks great. I had artificial disc replacement at c5c6 a few months ago and am doing great besides some occasional tension. I'm told one year for full recovery. Take good care of your spine and keep the PT up. For anyone considering surgery, I had a great experience with it. I was nervous of course but the results are better than I hoped for, and the recovery pain really wasn't bad. Waking up from surgery and not having that trademark pain you've grown accustom to is amazing. I'm basically back to my full routine already. I wish I did it sooner. Good luck.