First of all, thanks to everyone for the support, virtual hugs, and actual prayers sent my way. I believe that these contributed in a major way to my great progress so far.
I saw the doc for my first post-op visit yesterday, and things are looking good. The things that were making my life miserable (major pain, tape allergies, OIC, etc.) are pretty much behind me. I still get tired easily, although I try to get up/stay up during the day. But mainly my challenge now is just slogging through another month in the sling before I can start serious work rebuilding strength and flexibility. (And start driving again. You cannot live in Dallas without a car!!!!)
So thanks so very much, and thanks for checking in.