It's been a week and half since my surgery and my body is cooperating in the healing process. I still have to take pain medication regularly in order to maintain a level of comfort that is conducive to healing (just as Dr. Cook instructed). My energy levels are better than I anticipated, and I'm also surprised how easily I was able to go back to a regular food diet.
Although I'm tempted to push myself and just "go go go", I'm forcing myself to follow doctor's orders and give my body the full 6 weeks of post-op recovery that he said I will need. Who knows what I'll be like around week 4.
I have yet to receive my own copy of the written surgery report and the dvd of my surgery, but that will come eventually. I want to know all the details involved in the procedure but I'm doing well being patient as I wait. Once I have the report in my hot little hands, I'll be pouring over it in great detail.
For now, I'm enjoying a recuperative "vacation" spent in oh-so-comfy lounging togs (aka stretchy pants, sweats or PJs) while watching copious amounts of HGTV and all my fave shows on the dvr and Netflix.
And when I need a little "action"... I go up and down the stairs a couple of times in one day.