Thanks, everyone, for your notes, your thoughts, and your prayers. It worked!
I'm at home (YAY!), and I'm doing very well. I have less pain than I expected, and I'm able to do much more than I expected. My daughter, Terri, is as impressed with my condition as I am. Of course, I'm still on pretty heavy duty pain medication at this time, and I will continue for a couple more days, and then I will phase down and play it by ear.
I'm very thankful to have TL here with me. She is able to fill the gaps of what I can't do, and besides, why would I be anything but pleased to have my daughter all for myself for a week? Hellooooo???? ;D
I'll be back with more chatter later on, but I'm keeping it short for now. I'm still tired and not full of words as I usually am. Thanks, again, you guys! You are the best.
BTW, slip over and give Caroline a shout. She had surgery at the same time I did, and is having a little trouble getting back on her feet. a few cyber hugs or good wishes would be nice for her. Thanks.