The recuperating is slow going. I am bruised in areas that are truly frightening to see bruised. I'm told it's normal, but there is certainly nothing normal looking about it. Thanks for all the kind words. My prescription refill comes in today, and slowly but surely moving around is becoming less painful than it was the day before. I must say.....I've had worse things to do than lay on a couch all day watching movies, sucking down vicodin, and drinking black coffee.