Baby steps from the bed to the doorway and back. That was my first jaunt after surgery. I was thrilledby my success on the second try. The first one was a total failure. My left leg just wouldn't do what my brain was telling it to. I had leg block, a first. I had set myself up for it by okaying a pain block prior to surgery. Who wouldn't? Little did i know the trouble with pain blocks is they take time to go away. It's gone now just fourteen hours after surgery and it's time for the Ivee and the catheter to go too. This morning I hear. This will not be a reference photo. It is a keepsake of a wise decision--or not?