I'll be offline probably for close to a week, depending on how long it takes my brain to come back to usefulness from the anesthesia and the post-operative pain medications. I'll try to have someone post status updates on the surgery and any significant post-operative events, but as that will be out of my control, I make no promises.
The funny thing is I am oddly cheerful about the impending medical festivities. I don't feel intimidated or freaked out. Which just goes to show that after three previous rounds of cancer surgery, a person really can get used to anything.