Brenda, you had the same surgery I had 5.5 weeks ago. The absolute worst part was the 4 days in the hospital - I was a slow "drainer." You can do this but expect a lot of good days/bad days for the first several weeks at least. Very important that you stay as active as you can without overdoing it. Imperative that you walk daily. I also made a concerted effort to wean myself off the serious pain meds as soon as I could - I hate Vicodin, it was making me tired, loopy, constipated, etc. I am now just taking Tylenol over the counter. Bar any unforseen disaster, I hope to get back to work in a week or so.