I ain't cancelling unless something weird happens in the next couple/few days (gotta get another blood test for an abnormal protein "issue" in my blood, but that only is another issue if I have to get a blood transfusion during surgery--not likely, but my HMO just wants to cover their tracks, and this maybe coming out of my TTP ordeal over ten years ago). Yes, I will get my own recovery thread going (I just don't want to draw attention to myself and using up all the bandwidth on the internets); don't want mojo on me any further about derailing your recovery thread. Sarcasm escapes many. I gotta keep it light sometimes, death is all around us. A celebrity of sorts here in Northern California, Pete Wilson (not the former governor, mind), died on the operating table at Stanford Hospital getting hip replacement. Not something I plan (like I can plan on it), but do have a "death directive" in place (not to be confused with a trust and will--already done after my brother's demise and dealing with his limited "things" a decade now later). Interesting, I don't think that is discussed here at BoneSmart i.e. death and lining things up before going under. Another note: man, I am hurtin'. Don't know if it's the cold weather, but trying to get around the last few days, whew! i guess that is apropos; you know, you need a hip replacement, it's gotten so bad that you are being wheeled in to GET to the procedure. Regarding that umbilical surgery, I had it done about two years ago, piece of cake! Couldn't lift anything or swim or play in our team tennis districts, but just for a month. Nothing like hip replacement! Well, I haven't quite had that done yet. It will be a cake walk for you AFTER two hip replacements.