Hi Volcanomom, glad to read that you are on the other side of your surgery. I am sorry that you are alone, wow. You know every time I have had surgery, I always felt a little blue for a about a week afterwards. I have read that a lot of time it's the anesthesia that makes us feel this way. Hopefully someone will be coming to check on you.
Please remember to get up & walk around in the house. Try to do this every couple of hours, it's really important. I had to laugh about your plump cat, lol. My son had a Maine coon, Freddie was a big boy. He had such a big head but he was beautiful, but not a friendly cat to other people.
Hang in there.
Thanks Susie! One of my cats is, in fact, a Maine Coon. So far so good on the recovery. I haven't used pain meds in a couple of days so maybe I will go see a movie tomorrow.