It's been just over two weeks since Mike Fisher had shoulder surgery and tomorrow he will have the stitches removed.
Fisher admits there has been a little discomfort at times, but for the most part has been dealing well with day-to-day life while wearing a brace.
Since the surgery Fisher has spent much of his time in Nashville, but expects to do some travelling in the coming weeks.
The Nashville Predators centre had little downtime following the surgery as he began the rehabilitation process the very next day.
"With a shoulder it's important to make sure you maintain some movement," said Fisher. "It's nothing too major right now, but it's a start."
At this point Fisher is just doing work with some tubing and extremely light weights.
Fisher decided to have the surgery after discussions with the Predators doctors following the team's loss to the Vancouver Canucks in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Over the years Fisher has had to endure a number of injuries and so he fully understands the importance of the rehabilitation process.
"I'm pretty familiar with the progression to expect," he said. "It requires a lot of patience and staying on top of it."
Fisher has been enjoying some downtime after the rigours of the season and the playoffs, but anticipates some lower body workouts in the upcoming weeks.
"I'll probably start riding the bike soon," said Fisher, "I usually like to take an entire month off after the season."
Fisher is usually active during the summer months pursuing some of the other hobbies he enjoys in the off-season including golf and fishing, but he knows this summer will mostly be about relaxing and preparing for the upcoming season.