Not that I have been posting a lot.
I had a 3 hour surgery to repair an incisional hernia that came along with the massive infection from a surgical error and punctured intestine last July. That is the short story.
Traveled to Shouldice Hospital. World center of expertise for hernia work. Was on my feet walking a lot the next day. Part of the cure. No strong pain killers that leave you sedated in bed. The first morning I got wanted to get up, I unhooked my IV and carried it in hand to the nurses desk and asked if I could get a disconnect. That did not go over very well.
Everyone seemed to do very well with two extra strength Tylenol. Yes, one feels sore, but not "in-pain". When everyone sees how others there for the same issues are doing there is a contagious optimism.
My surgery and anesthesia were long and the nurses and others were quite surprised how well I did. Family were in pleased disbelief about how I was out and about.
On day 5 I drove 2 hours and on day 7 I drove 900 miles [12.75 hours] - both solo. Good to be home.