I'm still pain-free, at least from the trouble I had before the surgery. And the pain left in the muscle from the procedure gets milder every few days. I remarked to the doctor that it was the first time in years that I'd been in the orthopedic clinic and not asked for a refill on some kind of narcotic pain reliever, but this time my big request was just for some ibuprofen 800's! That, my friends, is a milestone!
So...Dr. K is my hero; and I'm giving thanks to the Great Physician who knew what I needed and led me to a surgeon who agreed to perform the operation. The holidays are much more pleasant for me this year than last!