Thanks, Janice. I actually wonder if the long incision and the fact that it’s a second surgery are related. I suspect that the surgeon had trouble getting the screws from the surgery out, and that’s one of the reasons my incision is longer. My operation ran quite long–it was supposed to be a 45-minute surgery, but it ended up being 2 hours. (Yikes!) My first surgery was certainly easier to recover from, but that was only a 2 1/2-inch incision.