(Started on Tuesday the 6th, sorry things got a wee bit hectic here due to plumbing and heating problems)
Practicality trumps desire, or to put it another way, you do what you have to do, before you do what you want to do. All I wanted to do was to stay with Lis, but I've been away from work for three weeks so, I had to go back. Not easy, but we talked about it over the weekend, Lis assured me she'd be okay, and that someone would be with her, and that besides she'd probably just sleep at least during my morning runs. Besides all that it is nearly three weeks since surgery, the likelihood of any radical post-op complications arising at this point should be relatively small.
Lisa continues to do remarkably well, we have determined though, that the only adaptive place for her to even approach laying down is in the recliner. When I got back from work this morning she was once again at the top of her post-op pain levels. Even with max dosages of her pain medications, and applications of ice packs as well, she still had to endure a number of hours of unreasonable discomfort. The couch is out for the foreseeable future. In relation to surgery and recovery, things are going very well.