Welcome, glad you've joined us. I think the wild vivid dreams are pretty normal for us. My experience is that they lessened as time passed but I still have them occasionally. They're a reminder of a time I never want to return to.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---*WOW-What a ride*!"