Hi. Dr Caplan performed my cleft lift surgery in PA on Feb 26 (9 days ago). I'm a stay at home mom of 4 young kids who's, as you can guess, life is ALWAYS on the go. Having this surgery was a very rough decision for me but my husband was encouraging and Dr Caplan assured me it was an easy 2-week recovery. Surgery went well, 5 pit removed, stitches, tape, sent home. No drain, etc. Here are my concerns: 1) I haven't had a BM in 9 days!!!! I'm taking senikot, benefiber and miralax. I realize the anesthesia, pain killers and normal genetics all play a role in this. But I can't even imagine the pain I'll be in once I finally go! 2) I have a (?) scar tissue lump on my left cheek that feels weird when I walk. 3) the tape is an awful feeling. Wedgy all day long! I think I get it off at my post op appointment on Monday. But after 10 days what can I expect? 4). I can't sit or lay on my back. The nurse said I wouldn't cause any damage but my wound did NOT like me laying on my back. My hips are hurting from side laying every day. 5) After this weekend I'm back on duty, we do not have support lined up. So by day 17 post-op I have to be able to drive, lift my baby, cook, clean, shop, run etc. Some peoples post says they were doing that in a few days! How the heck is that possible!?!?!?! 6) the nerves regenerating. Pins and needles sort of feeling- any more info about what to expect? Thanks! This is my first surgery, ever. I delt with PD for 18 years before this. Happy it's done but need to see the light at the end of the recovery tunnel!