Three plus weeks after, and although I feel pretty well healed in general, breaking from the cat lifestyle – even for something as simple as dinner and a movie at a friend’s – results in slight soreness and an insta-puff belly the next day. It’s really the strangest thing, a little puffy water belly that goes away in a day or so, and a gentle reminder that I’m not quite ready for prime time after all.
Other than that, and the generalized fatigue, everything is going very smoothly indeed – still dreaming, still feeling better *overall* than before surgery, despite the fatigue and residual weakness. This too shall pass – eventually, though it may take six months to a year before enough healing takes place that the swelling on “over-exertion” stops.
I’m hoping it’ll be sooner, meself, but I’m prepared to invest in more yoga pants if need be – and it’s still a good trade-off in my books.