Thanks for all your concern and caring. Y'all are a good group.
I returned home from VA hospital at 5:30 pm last night. My sister, bless her heart, drove me to the hospital, was there for the duration. She also helped me settle in at home where my 2 dogs were very solicitous as they knew I was hurting. She shopped at Trader Joes for all the good quick and healthy food items for me to eat.
I'm taking an appropriate amount of pain meds to take the edge off but not zonk me out. Not to be TMI but I'm also using stool softener too as the combo of general anesthesia and hydrocodone often can constipate for days. I'll have that 3-legged milking stool softened up in no time
Just now I went out to the store...0.5 mile away so getting in and out of the car wasn't a strain. I took my steps sloooo-oowly as being upright needed a slow gait not to jar my brain, etc.
So one small step for Russ-kind!