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thanks for the suggestion. I have a 2.5 hour ride home and would not have thought of that. I will definitely hit up amazon for something to be prepared.
Walking is pretty good. I am normally a fast walker and that has for the moment changed. My wife used to always remind me to slow down. These days it is the other way around. I am sure in time that will change. Not really much pain, just soreness that keeps me moving a little slower. It seems to get better all the time. I am 2+ weeks into recovery and there is a definite positive difference in how I feel.
Sitting is still a little bit of a challenge. On soft things I can tolerate longer than on hard chairs. I have really avoided that as much as I can to make sure I don’t damage anything. The last couple days I have been avoiding laying until I go to bed. I can do the couches and my office chair fairly well. I’ve gone out in the car a few times, but have not driven myself yet. Not driving has been tough. I drive around 40-50K miles per year for work and being stuck here and relying on someone else to drive is weird.
I am planning on going back to work after Labor Day. I do training and technical work, that I mostly stand so it should not be a problem. I plan on easing back into it. The surgeon did caution me on crouching and bending down. I would guess that sort of maneuver is out of the question for a while. I hear that 6 months is a good time frame to be cautious. I can live with that. MY incision seems to be healing but is definitely still tender.
I hope you are getting ready for your surgery. Sounds like you have a good frame of mind. I know that my surgeon described your procedure and said it was very successful. Moving on with our lives will be great. It has been a long summer for me and I imagine that you are anxious to get your life back. Please let us all know how it goes.