Moderately good things include a drop off of pain in my right knee, and an improved power-to-weight ratio that allows me to handle stairs in a less awkward fashion.
The lack of wonder includes that last weekend, after I walked home just over a mile from dropping off my bicycle for service I could barely move for over two days. Yesterday, when I picked up the bicycle, I got smart and had Katherine drop me. However, I had already ridden my exercise bike, and I lacked the reserves for the ride home, especially the short but steep hill leading to our subdivision. I got home drenched in sweat and fell on the couch until I could drag myself upstairs for a shower and a nap.
Clearly, I'm only getting started here. I guess the wonders won't come until later.