Just a small peep to let you all know I made it through surgery with nary a hitch! Thank you all for your wonderfully warming thoughts and emails (and for so many of you who shared your own experiences and stories). I’ve been not spending too much time at the computer for long periods over the last few days, but I will be working on a proper post soon. Promise! Thank you again for sending along your good vibes, prayers, and warm wishes. They surely helped me recover well after surgery (I awoke a couple hours sooner in recovery than they’d anticipated and I’m feeling physically better than I had in months).