so. wednesday morning early i had my surgery. all wednesday i couldn't eat. or drink very much. percocet + general anesthesia drugs = barfy. thursday we went into the doctor's office so the nurse could show dad how to pack my wound with gauze. so now i can do most things again already, but sitting is hard and showering is painful. i'd say i'm recovering really well though. i'll spare you gory details (there are some) ... but i'm not nearly as convalescent as i expected. it's marvelous.