Well, the pain medicine has kicked in and the patient is fast asleep. I just wanted to let everyone know that the surgery went well. Of course, the recuperation process is no fun! It is really tough to see someone you love in so much pain. I'm hoping that things will settle down in a few days and maybe I can find some time to do another post - not that I have much to show. : ) These words sound so inadequate, but I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of your kind words, prayers, and encouragement!