Hello everyone. Today I am 4 weeks post op. In some ways it feels like a lifetime ago and others just yesterday. Given everything my body has been through I cannot believe how well I feel and actually, at the risk of being too modest, how well I look. My BMI is 25 (something it hasn't been previously this century), I'm out walking more or less everyday now and its totally pain free; I'm back in the kitchen doing some of the cooking (albeit with assistance, I still can't lift anything heavy, but I can peel, slice, dice and stir), I'm off all of the painkillers, and slowly life is beginning to feel a bit more 'normal' or perhaps more accurately 'new normal'. I know its still early days and not everything is at it should be, or I want it to be. A good night's sleep remains something of an unrealised dream, I still have lots of little twinges as a result of the op, I get tired more easily than was the case before, it still takes me too long to get dressed in the morning (I will never get back the hours spent putting on and taking off the loathed compression stockings), I can't drive just yet and, by choice, I'm still alcohol free (although red wine is increasingly easing its way into my subconscious mind). But given where I was, these are minor inconveniences
So not looking for any advice today, just sharing a milestone. Have a great day.