Get better Cord; and don't push that knee if it is bothering you; take your own medicine.
I am always surprised at how fast my body can react to lifting again. Grant it that I'm no where near the strength or size I have been in the past but with only working out 3 weeks the amount of gains is impressive thus getting me closer to where I was prior to the injuries and in some areas even greater results.
The body is an amazing thing and even after a week I felt better and looked better. It is like my body woke up and is now at attention. I missed this too much and a reason why I would never give it up.
I'm keeping things simple with now only 3 workouts a week instead of 4 or 5. 1 Push Day, 1 Leg Day and 1 Pull Day. I do the workout and then I'm done and relaxing. My best time for working out is right after work as I can keep the momentum going and then take advantage of eating my supper afterwards thus not having to take any supplements. And then that gives me the night free to spend with my family or just to watch TV or play some Xbox 360.
The neck is feeling very good and I'm happy. If my right index finger wasn't broke 3 weeks ago by a drunk friend I would be heading back to Muay Thai and BJJ classes but as I cannot grab let a lone punch, I will have to tough it out with just lifting ... which is sort of nice as I only then have one focus and I'm not continually on the go. The break is nice ... too nice at times that gives me thoughts not to go back. Then I get stupid thoughts in my head that due to impending neck problems going back would be worse and that I should listen to my doctor and others ... but then I see MMA on TV and I know that I can't stop.
So still plodding along. This December it will be 11 years going at this; feels dang good especially since I turned 40 last week. I'm more and more believing I could do this for life as that is what I will be striving for.