It's been two weeks since my second of two trips within five days to the OR. Medically things seem OK, no issues with my new valve or all of my surgical repairs, heart rate or BP, etc. I just had no idea how weak I would be and how painfully slow and difficult getting any strength back at all would be. I haven't felt quite strong enough to go out of the house yet, but with all of the snow and ice and cold here in Philadelphia I couldn't go anyway, so I have a major dose of cabin fever. It's supposed to warm up this week and I have my first follow-up appointment on Tuesday so hopefully I'll feel better after i finally get out and get some fresh air.