JUST AN UPDATE - Surgery went well on Jan. 16th -- was up in my hospital room by 5:00 pm. The hospital staff were terrific and I was released home to continue my recovery on Jan. 19th after my last lunch in the hospital.
First day home went well and rested. Second day went well - rested a lot. Yesterday I pushed it a little too much (who knew that stairs could be so tiring???) and paid with a bit more pain and immobility.
Doing well - just hard to take it easy. Miss my students and look forward to seeing you all when I am cleared to return. Be good and keep up with all those posts --- I am able to check my email and Mr. C has the power to look at them and grade them as well. :)