Wow, fabulous that you're doing so great before surgery, @mainegirl1 You are sleeping comfortably through the night, no medication and moving pretty well. What a blessing! I felt like that a bit before my second surgery as well, although anytime I sat for more than ten minutes and would get that deep ache in my buttock and thigh, I remembered, "oh, yeah, that's why I'm doing this". I hope this relatively comfortable and pain-free lead up to surgery continues. Good luck on upping the hydration. I, too, hate drinking so that I am up even once during the night so I'm sure I'm probably always in a state of dehydration (!) but trying to guzzle more during the day, however, with limited success. But good for you for realizing you need to drink more and focus on doing that. Enjoy your ocean trip and photography session--sounds like a lovely day. Cheers!