Whew, I am so excited to be this close to the recovery side. I just got my scheduling call and will be heading to the surgery center at 7 a.m. Thanks to this forum I have learned so much and know both what to do and what NOT to do. Here are my reminders to myself: I am not Superwoman and I do not play her on TV. Stay on top of my pain meds (my SO will help me do this). Take as prescribed, not when the pain comes. Sleep as much as I want, sleep helps the body heal. Don’t over do it! Take it easy and let others help. Walking is the best exercise, but not too much. No need to do excessive PT exercises. Ice, ice baby. Constantly and for long periods of time (40- 60 minutes). I am so lucky and grateful that I have a SO who will be home with me for 2 weeks. I don’t have anyone to worry about or take care of except me. While we have a dog, my SO is his primary caregiver. I can take all the time off from work I need and it will be ok (both financially and professionally). I am looking forward to Netflix, podcasts, audiobooks, and Pinterest! However, when I had my Core Decompression last year I feel like all I did was sleep, wake to take pain meds, eat a little, and sleep. So, if I don’t get to any of my activities that will be ok too! Here’s to recovery!