Day 13 Howdy all, thought I would pop in whilst having to other stuff on the computer. A lot has happened since the last update in no particular order : My first official outing to the bay for some fish & chips, beautiful sunny day Walking with walker in Botanical gardens Shopping (although they did the shopping I sat and waited ! Hop in and out of car, not as bad as I thought My first non suppository #2 (sorry I had to share that ) Climbed up and back down my Daughter's stairs (we are staying ground) was easier than I expected, but used railing and one crutch Other then the catheter situation I am really pleased with my progress. When I am on the crutches or standing I have noticed where my knees used to be now feel heavy... Strange feeling but I am sure you all know what I mean. It was surreal looking down from the top of the stairs ready to go back down just how much confidence I have lost ! One small step for man... one giant.... It is amazing what we take for granted until someone takes the legs from underneath you ! I am sleeping much better now my thighs have settled but having the catheter is still a pain... Although on these cold nights I am happy not to have to make my way to the toilet ! Pretty much free of pain meds now although I did take some after our outing. I have been icing using both ice packs and game ready, relaxing and trying to keep moving. I have yet to schedule any PT and I have no idea about degrees of movement, all I know is I can lay flat in bed, can bend my knees enough to sit on a normal chair and just do what I had been doing pre surgery, without the crutches and walking frame. Off to get staples out tomorrow and Catheter on Wednesday. Of all the things that has caused me concern, this catheter business is by far the most stressful. I am trying to avoid 'what ifs' but it is hard. Everything else had gone so well I hope I can get past this and I will be very happy. Thanks for reading.