Congrats on a successful procedure. I know what it is like to have a "bull in a china shop" do the cutting. In '05 when I had the Spontaneous Abdominal Infection -- the surgeon didn't believe that I would survive so he didn't exactly do a nice job. Since then me and my symbiot
have learned to live together. It ain't easy. So, I am very glad that your latest surgeon was of "the school of best practices
"and not the "just cut it/stitch it"
Take your time and relax, don't exert too much you don't want that hernia to tear. You gots your sick leave -- and as John said -- it is gonna be hard to go back after being semi retired for almost a month
Prayers for a speedy recovery are on the way (+)