Well, it has been a month after my surgery and things are going very well. I was, in fact, surprised about the whole thing. I am feeling 100% better, have more energy, lost a bit more weight (hovering at about 190 for the last 4 weeks), sleeping better, don’t get tired as easily or short of breath. Just great. The only thing is that they had to shave my upper chest and it is itchy as the hair is growing back. And I am a bit sore where I have about a 3-inch incision and where the little critter was stuck in me.