Hello, it has now been a whopping 8 weeks since the surgery and 1 week since my last post.  I am still wearing my brace for most of the day but take it off for a breather or two.  I am continuing to feel better overall but my bars clamp down hard a lot of times.  It does feel very awkward most of the time and always uncomfortable when I drive. Today I did some arm exercises using some 2 lb weights – 2 sets of 20.  Getting in shape right now is such a arduous process.  Been working on one of my cuckoo clocks today during one of my downtimes – the cuckoo bird and door needed to be adjusted as well as the pendulum. Moovie time now!