I TOTALLY agree with the “many small improvements” thing. That has been exactly my experience as well. I’m actually sitting down on an actual chair today:). I mean without the donut pillow. There are two small cushions there, but a week ago I couldn’t tolerate just sitting on those without the donut.
I’ve been for two walks of about a mile each last week, and I didn’t feel especially winded afterward. So that seems like a good sign. I’m actually going to try driving today – first time since the surgery (tomorrow is the 5-week point for me).
Thanks for posting on the forum too! There are still some kinks to work out, but I’m glad to have the first post here that wasn’t me.