Marie, Before the surgery, Steve was very fatigued and slept alot during the day, even away from home. He's been staying awake like this since the surgery.
Steve was catheterized during the surgery, decatheterized while he was in recovery, urinated well for about an hour to an hour-and-a-half, then his bladder just clammed-up. This is the same thing that happened 3-1/2 years ago when he had a minor surgery under general anesthesia. There was no test to see if everything was working okay, it was just assumed by virtue of time passed since the anesthesia. So far, he's passing urine just fine since the decatheterization this morning.
This afternoon, Steve verified that he truly is walking better, and he's covered more ground today (even uphill) than anytime since the surgery.
Joan, That waxing and waning thing is easy to accept, but not always fun. My thanks to you and all the others for the good advice and the caring.
Joyce (aka cypriane)~caregiver and advocate in Dallas for Steve (SPMS)----"Enter through the narrowgate..."