Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and well wishes! It is to be a 7 week recovery according to the neurosurgeon, so we shall see. The first 2 days were pure hell (much worse than the emergency c-section I had) - and I was completely regretting even having it done. Time heals, and so am I.
Any tips from others who have experienced this or know someone who has are welcomed!
Once again, thank you guys - you're the best!