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<Having not been through major surgery, I have no idea how long a recovery takes.>

I am sorry to hear about LeKitKat's injury and surgery.

The recovery from surgery is partly the healing of physical tissues but also the time it takes for the effects of anesthesia to wear off and the brain to return to normal.

I had a hysterectomy in January 2009. This was a relatively simple operation, planned in advance, which took about an hour. Other than a clean cut, I sustained no injuries.

The surgical wound healed in 6 weeks. However, I experienced "brain fog" for over 6 months after the operation. I used to read older posts that I had written myself but I wasn't able to understand my own posts because they were too complicated for my fogged mind.

DH asked my why I didn't buy stocks at the bottom, in March 2009. I told him that I wasn't buying anything (except some very underpriced bonds) while I was brain-fogged.

Since LeKitKat was unfortunately injured in a trauma, her body was more shocked than mine. I assume that her surgery lasted longer and was more complicated.

I wish LeKitKat the very best of quick healing. Have patience, because it may take 6 months or longer to recover her full mental acuity due to the anesthesia. But she will eventually get back to normal.

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