In anticipation of surgery I discussed with many who had the surgery. Most told me it was no big deal, one said a piece of cake and all generally downplayed the pain. To which I say, BULLSHIT. It is a big deal, it is NOT a piece of cake and the pain is intense. There! Now if some poor soul is searching they will know the truth.

The good news is if you work hard during the first two weeks it does get better quickly. My physio guy refers to me as their star pupil. My north country Yankee stubbornness i guess. At 6 weeks I am almost at the limit of the implant. Pain is minimal and will soon be gone.

I am intrigued by the brains ability to forget levels of pain.