WELL ITS BEEN 9 days since my surgery getting around without the walker tho sometimes still need cane especially to help me stand up. thank god for pain meds tho i dont take them at nite in the morning i really hurt til i have them in me for about 1 hour then by that time they kick in and i feel better. think ill be on them for quite a while.might have to start taking them in middle of nite to control this better. doctor took staples out said everything looked great. so no driving tho til 4/21 thats my next appt. doctor been great when i tell him i need something,ifs its reasonable he writes me a prescription.all things considered i quess everything going as expected and on a realistic time frame best of luck to everyone.