I just checked e-mail this morning and saw this 50 bazillion messages. That's a good indication that something is up. After finding your original post I must say that our thoughts and prayers are with you. This is also becoming so routine nowadays I think and ingrown toenail is more complicated, procedurally. It's amazing what they can do and how they do it now with medicine, I'm sure you're in the best hands possible. I know those are words but having family members who have gone through the procedure, I know that it's wearing on you spritually you but you have so much Kharma (not a Ghia) built up that there's no way anything will go wrong. Besides, chicks dig scars. OMG, wait, does that mean you'll get more of those Midwest America motor chicks?!?!? There is no justice in the world! Now, a word or two about post-op. These things are true and are from experience... a) Don't try to do any cardio exercises while you're hooked up to the machine that goes "Ping!" It causes the nurses to panic. b) You'll have sudden, new found, energy because the ticker is now powered by Judson. This doesn't mean that you're 21 so please be responsible. Also your spouse isn't 21 either so wink wink nudge nudge say no more. Geeze two Monty Python lines already. c) You'll have 16 physicians to see, all with their own appointment schedule and medications. Make sure you have one doctor who is overseeing what the other 15 are prescribing. This one caused my step dad no end of problems, so be wary. Speak up for yourself and don't assume that they're communicating with one another. d) Remember, this is "modern" medicine so if you find yourself in your hospital gown on their doorstep after two days don't be surprised. Besides you can always get some optional things done while you're there so this could be an opportunity for a nose job, tummy tuck or what have you. e) Don't send pics of your post op scars to the IRS to prove that your deductions are valid on Schedule A. Take care of yourself and be happy. Again, our prayers and thoughts are with you.