Woo-hoo! It’s been seven weeks since surgery. I really have nothing to add to that. Things remain essentially unchanged since my week-six update: cough is going away (slowly), I’m still tired all the time, my endurance level is increasing. I can actually spit again (try doing that after they cut open your sternum). Here’s something new: I cheated and started lifting weights two weeks before I’m really allowed to. It’s a five-kilo weight and I do simple lifts and curls. Nothing to stress the sternum (I hope). So far, that’s going well, too.