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Lol! I had my 2-week postop visit with the NP at my docs office. She said the incision looks great and took the stitches out. My mom tattled on me for going in the pool the day before. I only went in waist high, but with the kids splashing, my back did get wet at one point. The NP wasnt too happy about that and said I'd end up calling her saying my incision looked infected and how she'd tell me "i told you so.". So I promised to be compliant and not go in anymore. She also scolded me for lifting my 19-lb 1-year old and said I shouldn't be lifting more than 5 lbs. In my defense, my discharge paperwork said 10 lbs, so I figured an extra 9 lbs wouldn't hurt, especially if it doesn't hurt to pick her up. It's not like I'm lifting my 40-lb 2-year old! But, I promised to comply with my restrictions. I guess it's hard for me because I'm starting to feel a lot better, so I think I can do more than I really should. I start out feeling great in the morning. At one point today I had ZERO pain! Talk about improvement! Even as I lie here in bed right now, my pain is minimal. When the pain hits, though, it's BAD! Tonight, for instance, it suddenly worsened and was at about a 9 on the pain scale, so I took an oxy along with a muscle relaxant and went to bed. All in all, though, I'm happy with how my recovery is going, and the NP was too. She said judging by how the first few days went for me, she was sure I wouldn't be doing well today. I go back on Aug 23rd for a postop visit with the surgeon. So, that's it for now!