Great news! I am home and recovering. It's just been 24 hours.
I hate needles, and the IV insertion was absolutely painless! Great anesthesiologist.
I was expecting to feel myself drift off to sleep. One minute I was awake, and the next thing I knew the surgery was over!
The surgery went flawlessly. I came out of the operation completely pain free, totally comfortable and no nausea whatsoever.
I'm feeling a little mild discomfort today, (muscle soreness from the procedure), but I slept like a baby last night (thanks to my first prescription of Ambien).
My recovery plan dictates complete bed rest again today, then a post-op checkup on Wednesday.
I anticipate no problems.
Thanks for your notes of support and encouragement.
That's the update!