The last surgery almost did me in - literally. I admit to being really, really scared about this next one. I don't have an infection this time and my doctor's partner is going to do this one with him. I have lost 50 pounds and am strong now. I just can't get past this fear that I am on the way "out".
Wish me luck! I should be in the hospital for 5 or 6 days and depending on how I am doing - I may have to spend some time in rehab (we live on the second floor and I have to be able to climb the stairs before I can come home again). I will log on before I go to the hospital and after I get back to let you know how it turned out.
Thanks for all the advice and kind words I have received here.