Well you were right about not being in too much of a hurry to recover. I was overly optimistic at 5 1/2 weeks when my creeetbut i realize what you were saying now, i understand i still have a long way to go. I am at 7wks and last week was bad. I am depressed a bit, tired and worried about taking so much pain meds. I stopped the oxycontin, but still and taking the same amount of norco and soma i was when i came home from the hospital. I know I will need to wean off eventually, but i am worried about that, i know it's no picnic. I am also so tired of not quite being in the real world yet. Not bad enough to lay in bed all day, but still not well enough to go back to work, even going to mass is torture, that one hour i am in pain and generally uncomfortable. I know I am being a big whiny but today, but i needed to rant. I do have good stuff, i am sleeping well for the most part, and am walking well. It just seems i am in a bit of a funk and i know it will pass. Thanks all of you for listening to me, i pray for all of us daily!!!