I got all of the important questions, and all the BIG concerns answered during my first consultation. Now that the decision was made, and the surgery was scheduled...it was time to go over the "recovery-day to day" stuff.
My latest pre-op appointment went a little something like this:
Doc: do you have any questions or concers?
Me: will I have to stop working out?
Doc: (holding back a "duh" look) yes, for 6 to 8 weeks.
Me: (holding back an "I hate you" look) really?
Me: for 6 to 8 weeks....really???
Doc: yes and YES!
Me: Is there anything at all I can do for excercise?
Doc: Yes, I do want you to walk. Walking will be good for you.
Me:(expressing an "I just saw a silver lining" look) oh that's great! how many miles are we talking here?
Doc: (expressing a "concerned" look) miles?? I meant you can walk in your hallway at home.......