Kathy, I'm so sorry I wasn't here to share my good wishes with you. I hope you're feeling better now and that life will treat you well. You deserve it, my friend.
Thanks so much, Kelley! Luckily all went smoothly and I am back to my usual routine. I asked my doctor -- jokingly -- if he could give me a written excuse to get out of all housework, cooking, laundry, etc., for about 2 weeks but he joked back that that would require more surgery.