Immediately following my surgery, I was totally dependent on others for all care and activities. I gradually regained my strength and increased my range of motion. I was able to shower unassisted, shampoo and style hair, brush my teeth, and dress myself. Within weeks I could do household chores like sweeping, mopping, doing laundry, and making beds. I am able to reach overhead, reach behind my back, and reach out in front of me. I am able to push or pull items that are weighted or have resistance. I am able to sleep without inclination or pain. I am also able to drive my vehicle.