Dtoh! One small atta boy for random check-in...five ah shits for missing birthday... Sigh. Happy b-day and welcome to the 50s. I've been here three years and found it not bad at all. I hope once your recovery is complete you'll find the water in the 50s pool is just fine. Difficulties with swallowing probably takes a lot of the joy out of meal time. I know for me that would be very good for my waistline but awful for my disposition. I know the docs gave you a time line associated with when you can lift various weights and such. Did they offer some hope as to when swallowing would come easier? It seems like one of those things one would take for granted but I guess that ought not be true.
Naps are a good thing. And there's not a hell of a lot else you can do at this point from what you say. Doing some writing sounds like a good option though. Napping and laying around sounds good for maybe two days. A couple months of it will get old very quickly. I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. I like the C word when it means Cure. I'm rather pissed at other C words though. Here's wishing you Cure and a quick recovery.
I see you're back home and poking around...at least in the digital sense of poking around. I hope it all went well and that you're fairly comfy again. It would be nice to know that this procedure set you to right again. It's good to have you back.