Hi, was just looking for someone to compare notes with that had similar surgery the same day. Hope to find a recovery friend. I hope everyone who reads this is doing well. I had my surgery the 18 th of May. Not doing to bad in recovery. I'm still on pain meds reduced to 1/2 the dose and every 6 hours now. I'm moving around pretty well but I know when is time to relax. 2 week post op visit was told everything looks good. I did have some incision leakage 4 days after and went to ER and was put on antibiotics for 10 days. The results was a isolated bacterial infection. I have a burning soreness in my right lower leg that started with the leakage, it has gotten better and I did tell the doctor about it at my visit. He said to just keep an eye on it. I'm worried it's a blood clot, but there's no discolouration in my skin, no swelling and no hotness. It does go away but comes back. But it has gotten better. I'm wondering how long I'll be on pain meds, and how long until I know if the fushion is a success. Has anyone started doing dishes yet? I must admit since I was told I can lift a gallon of milk I have done dishes 2x. I don't twist, bend, or lift anything heavy. I'm just ready to be back on my feet again. Hope I can find someone to talk with. It gets boring laying in bed all the time and everyone here is busy so I'm pretty much in a room by myself. Have a great evening.