...on the road to recovery. My staples were taken out. That didn't hurt, but I'm a bit sore now. I've started wearing the binder I wore post-surgery again because it feels secure. It's still going to be a week before my middle feels normal, and another month before I can be fully active again. Also, it will be another month before food tastes right again. I still can't eat much, anyway. The next step is my final post-surgery check-up in two weeks, and then we'll see what the next steps are.