I just spoke to Jenny on the phone (she texted me and asked me to call her hospital room).
She said that the pain is not as bad as she expected and that when she’s lying still, it’s actually no worse than the pain she experienced before she had the surgery. However, her painkillers are making her sick and she can’t keep any food down.
She said that her surgery went exactly as scheduled, but that her recovery immediately after the surgery took longer than expected. She is in the hospital until Thursday.
She has walked once and already done some physical therapy. While we were talking, a machine started beeping to alert her that she wasn’t breathing enough. She was sedated during our conversation (from the medicine), but she wasn’t out of her head.
I will call her again tomorrow and give another update.