Hi @wonkyhipoy Nice update, thanks! It sounds like you're doing well for the most part. My surgeon is one that recomended I wait three months before taking a bath, using a hot tub, pool, lake etc. I followed his instruction without question. I came to find he was a stickler on many things that I noticed other OS's weren't in reading here. I figured since it was all short term, I'd abide by his instruction. If I hadn't and something went wrong, I'd kick myself. You're right, recovery isn't black and white and that's why we're not to compare. Easier said than done, I understand. But...we all come to the party in different stages of deterioration, possible pre-existing health conditions in some, different pain thresholds etc. As long as you're making steady progress, I wouldn't be concerned. I have to agree, the book on pain that you mentioned sounds interesting. Keep up the great work and enjoy the week!