Hi I am about 5 weeks post op tomorrow and just have a few questions. I am starting to recover extremely well now. It took a little bit for me and those first 3 weeks were horrible but its getting better now. I am just wondering if there are going to be any surprises I should be aware of along the way now. Like a sudden surge of pain, or when the brace comes off in 2 months will it cause any symptoms? Also is it the actual hardware I feel that is causing most of the discomfort now or is it just the bone healing from the hardware going in? It just feels different from anything I am used to but I know there is nothing wrong in there. The incisions look really good too so I know that healed nicely. It seems to be getting harder for me to sleep good at night lately though and that wasnt an issue until just the last week or 2. I went from taking 2-5/325 oxycodone and 1-5mg valium on a strict schedule to only 1 5/325 oxycodone as needed, could that be why, am I not taking enough meds to keep me as comfortable? I also got over the depression thing!! I just dont want to be a pain and call the dr for all these little things that I didnt think to ask before but found this and know someone has had these same experiences before!!