I've been home from the hospital for a week. I'm having a very hard time with my recovery. There is still pain and discomfort in my middle. I'm still wearing the binder because of that. Everything still tastes off, so I'm not eating much. I'm going to see the surgeon for my follow-up exam on Thursday. I'm not sure what to tell him if I'm not feeling better by then. I've felt sick and tired the whole week with little improvement, even though I've followed the discharge instructions correctly. Being sick sucks. I hope I never have to go through this again.