We´ll be venturing out today, finally. Headed to the Marienplatz. My back is feeling good this morning. Over the last 2-3 days I had been having some pain, with the accompanying pain-avoiding posture. It appeared mostly after sitting for long periods. So, last night, I decided to try to go a 24-hour Alleve regimen - I felt great when I woke up last night, and so far this morning.
I don´t even really notice the incision anymore - pain 99% gone. My left leg is still weaker than my right leg, and my walking stride is not yet quite normal. It is slower, and more shuffling than before - again, very common post-op. All in all, I can´t really complain nine days post-up.
Tomorrow, we have our 16 hour return (including layovers) to Washington. We flew here on frequent flyer miles - in retrospect, paying for a direct flight would have made more sense.