So glad to hear your mom is feeling better It never rains but it pours sometimes doesnt it. Was looking for you today,wondering how your weekend went. Funny you would use the word tight. My PT was stretching me today and the feeling is more tightness than pain and just stiffness. When stiff the cane is welcome. Every day I feel a little more normal. A long road to be sure but one inch at a time. I'm determined to get a pedicure sometime this week, though my toes aren't showing much in my constant sensible shoes with good treads.... I went to a meeting at church tonight and someone there said she remembered with her hip surgery recovery as she would just get so tired so fast. And just think tomorrow we are 4 weeks out! Congrats -- we got thru that much!