I went to the orthopedist yesterday for my first post-op visit. The incision is healing well and the staples will probably be removed next week. He also fitted me with a more rigid splint, which oddly enough has lessened the pain I was experiencing in my heel. I'm off pain meds completely now.
Belle has learned to bring me a pillow and my small blanket. This morning, the walker was too far away for me to reach it, and I was able to get her to push it to me.
I've lost five pounds :-) Hopefully, I can keep eating wisely for another five weeks and lose some more weight.
It looks like today is going to be a nice day, so I should be able to go outside and sit in the sunshine and enjoy the flowers blooming in my garden.